Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tentacle Creature Loves Pretty Unicorn

There’s a perfectly good explanation for this….

No, I’m not producing hentai/shunga tentacle porn fan art. It’s a housewarming gift for some good friends that just moved back to Saskatoon. She’s into unicorns and he’s into… well… Lovecraftian Horror (among other things…). In my mind’s eye I originally envisioned this as a diptych – one picture with a unicorn rearing, the other with a large tentacle-creature… but I lacked the time… or just go lazy… (if spending the time I spent painting this can be considered “laziness”…). I also imagined each of them being about twice as big… but didn’t have the materials at the time… so…

(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)

Tentacle Creature Loves Pretty Unicorn, 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 42x32cm

I really need to learn how to take better pictures of my paintings… or be a bit more patient and wait for the varnish to dry… or maybe a clever combination of the two.

The title kind of comes from my daughter who, while I was painting it, seemed to be under the impression that the tentacle creature was trying to "hug" the unicorn and that they were going to "get married"...?


  1. That is an awesome picture and I love how the way your daughter interpreted it shows how great a couple of parents you two are! Nice stuff man.


  2. Cheers!

    I don't know where the "get married" thing came from. Seems to be a bit of a phase she's going through - EVERYTHING is getting married to each other. All the stuffed animals are married to each other. Most of the rest of the toys too. Every picture she draws of a ballerina, unicorn or dinosaur, she has to explain to me who they're married to...