The Right Fluff is a piece that I did when I was asked to be the artist guest of honor at Millennicon 29. It features cats in space helmets, a cat riding a dragon, a cat flying a blimp, and a Saturn V rocket with a lot of fire!
The original inspiration for The Right Fluff didn’t include the dragon or the Feline No. 9 Squadron blimp. And as it turned out, I had to do quite a few preliminary sketches to work out the exact composition. Inspiration only takes me so far. Sometimes what seems like it will look good as an idea doesn’t work so well on paper. That’s where the work of being an artist begins. It sometimes takes a while to get everything to gel.
What I came up with is still pretty close to my inspiration. I think The Right Fluff captures the sense of excitement and wonder that I wanted. I think that kind of picture suits a sci-fi/fantasy convention, which is a place full of possibilities.
The piece was done entirely in colored pencil on 2-ply Bristol vellum. In addition to the program book, The Right Fluff also appeared on the Millennicon tee shirt and some signage.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum.
Each The Right Fluff print is hand signed and hand numbered out of a run of 50. Once they are sold out, no more will be run.
The print comes mounted in a 16″ x 20″ archival mat with backing board. All of my prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For The Right Fluff I usually use a double mat, usually in shades of dark blue, yellow and/or gray. Sometimes I use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 11″ x 14″, which leaves an approximate 2.5″ border on the sides and 3″ on the top and bottom.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.