“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I was watching the whatever-version-got-re-released-by-Disney-this-year 'Peter Pan' earlier today, when I realized, "Hey someone asked me for this commission a while back! Cool! Now I'm all inspired to draw the little flying pixie that makes hallucinogenic dust that makes people think they're 'flying' to Neverland and is the nightmarish version of what an over-bearing, jealous-crazed, back stabbing (the little so-and-so gave Peter up, if you all remember) girlfriend would do if you even look at another woman in a sleeping gown! Awesome!"
So I went and grabbed a sheet of bristol to start do the commission because I've actually got an hour or two to kill. Neato!
Then, just as I'm finishing up and signing my little 'month/(e)/year' thingee (which, BTW, would have been really cool if I somehow incorporated it into Hook's...um...hook, but whatever. Actually I, in fact, *DID* think of that. I even penciled it in, only to forget all about it in the inking stage. I need help.) it dawned on me that the person who commissioned this piece canceled. He canceled it. Months ago. Didn't need it and asked for something else all together. Looked on my commissions list and yup, his name is crossed out.
Ever see that movie 'Memento'? You know, I don't know if I have either.
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