in an attempt to "urbanize" my art focus a bit.
It is also one of my 2009 art goals. :)
this little "piece" was left in the back seat of our car by an
auto tech who was working on it.
We didn't notice the gun
until we were clear across the valley at a shopping mall
and went to place our purchases
on the back seat.
(Here in Arizona car windows are darkly tinted
due to the intense sun...so seeing it
through the side windows
was next to impossible...obviously.)
Never even thought to look in the back seat
when the car was picked up...never even thought of that!
Sooooo...what the HECK
was a gun doing in our back seat in the first place???
we would soon find out...after a few phone calls.
And, of course, in the meantime
before we returned it...I felt it just had to be drawn.
midway through my drawing,
my imagination got the better of me,
I felt compelled to google the gun.
I launched myself into "CSI trainee mode"...and found out that
this particular gun was luckily "only" a pellet gun
(and that the bag of white "pill like things" were not drugs, but pellets.)
The very surreal part of this though
was that the gun was
the same exact model style and specs
of the Walther P99 semi automatic pistol used by military
and law enforcement around the world.
On top of that, I found that
Walther also created several limited editions of the P99
including the MI-6 (James Bond)
a marketing tie-in with the new James Bond movies! Wowza!
my little artistic journey "into the urban jungle"
had instantly, by the click of a mouse,
became one that was
interlaced with espionage and
My pen now hatched over my sketchbook pages
with a new energy and sense of adventure.
How artistically exhilarating!
to make a long story short...
heads rolled at the dealership and apologies were profuse.
"Move out of your comfort zone.
You can only grow if you are willing to feel
awkward and uncomfortable
you try something new."