Saturday, May 14, 2011
I did this painting after first creating Day the centaur for the third issue of the original FANG series which had a cameo by my girl Jaleira. She travelled to the Fang universe to help the heroine Francesca and Day was her companion. I'd never seen anyone paint a black centaur before-in fact, I've still never even heard anyone drop the notion of a black centaur, so I decided to create one, with dreadlocks. In the Fang issue Jaleira tells Francesca "I call him Day because he's so dark."
About a year ago I found the second piece above and thought "Hmm. Someone did their version of my painting. Interesting." I copied it, but didn't think to share it until now, mainly because I've just finished coloring the black and white erotic story of Jaleira and Day that was printed in Body Heat and inspired my painting. The new color version of the story should be posted to my website soon.
I've done one or two versions of other artist's paintings but this is the first time I've seen another artist's take on one of my pieces, and with CGI. It's certainly...different