Burmese Bedlam, 2013

Burmese Bedlam

Burmese Bedlam is the second image I did showing Feline No. 9 Squadron in action.  The squadron has set down in Burma to take on supplies.  Three Burmese cats have decided to help themselves to a basket of fish.  It looks like two of them at least are going to eat well if they don’t get caught.  The third appears to be having some difficulty with the basket.

In the background, the handsome and noble Nigel “Red Claw” seems annoyed that he may have to stop looking marvelous in front of his fan and give chase.  Pip, ever dutiful, ignores everything, concentrating on keeping the wind blowing over Nigel’s scarf.  Crew chief Albert, busy loading supplies into airship 6, can only look on in disbelief.

My concept for this series of images is to illustrate cat breeds named after places in that place, with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.  Burmese Bedlam is set near the tor of Taung Kalat at Mount Popa in Burma/Myanmar.  The castle-like structure atop Taung Kalat is a Buddhist monastery.

The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.

Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.

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