Basic Information

Title: Smoking

Sizes: 60cm by 50cm

Materials: Silk Gloss Paint, Cotton Canvas

Made: 28/09/2015

Availability: ‚ā¨100,- (excl. shipping costs)



Smoking is a painting of a king that smokes. He is the Smo-King.


Background Story

When I was doing research on the internet I found a picture of a beam disappearing between two other beams. What if those were lips holding a cigarette I thought. So I started drawing those lips and the cigarette. I knew it wasn't enough so I used an impossible square to create the eyes, and I tried to make a nose.

In the second sketch I tried to develop the face more from a frontal angle. It looked much better as I now could do something with the contours of the face as well as the ears. However I was still doubting if I preferred a triangle noise or a nose like an upside down T.

Finally I decided to go for the upside down T nose. I also added a crown as he had to be a king: the smo-king. In the crown I added several diamants painted in impossible squares.