My electric cowboys are sharing another selfie before the party. They are threatening a million followers with their powerful guns, enjoying a glorious bright-pink-fringes moment. Behind them you can view deserts and hills: an aspiration of freedom. However, if you look closer, it’s just a cheap malfunctioned Instagram filter ; a sad and pixelated landscape that doesn’t exist.
Some notes about the process. The original background was just a gray little room with some objects. You can still see some pencil sketches: a picture of a cowboy with a unicorn and a poster with the words “little stars”.
I started this artwork drawing the cowboys and the original background in January 2020 and -guess what?- I finished it after the pandemic, in May 2021. After more than a year, it was easy to see the painting in a different way, and I was very happy with the result.
I think after 2020 I am a little bit more ambitious. How about you?