So a bit back, I was invited to contribute a piece of art for Apocalypse Tattoo’s Beer Coaster Art Show.  It’s being held to raise funds for the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary, so I jumped at the chance.  The beer coaster part is referring to the size you’re supposed to be working at- roughly less than four inches square!  It was a bit of an ‘what on earth do I do for this??’ moment to be sure!

So I went with an awful/cute type of painting- seemed appropriate for a show sponsored by Apocalypse Tattoo!

The preparatory linework- painting on this small a scale is difficult, you really have to pare down the detail so that you don’t have to squint to figure out what’s going on.