Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tall Tuesday: Yao Ming's Offspring

Back in January 5, 2010 it was announced via a Yahoo! news headline that Yao Ming, the 7'6" center for the Houston Rockets basketball team, and his wife, Ye Li, a 6'2" basketball player in China, were expecting a baby. It's been six months now. In that time there have been earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tornadoes and a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. With the global economy still in a weakened state will the Earth be able to withstand the looming threat posed by the Mings' "creepy tall" offspring, which is a mere three months away? My heart trembles at the thought! Tall people must not be allowed to breed together as the consequences are much too dire! We can only hope their child's towering height will be used for the side of good!

About the art:
This one pretty much drew itself as soon as I read the article. "Creepy tall." How nice. The article shows the fascination/fear combination still projected onto the very tall. A giant baby terrorizing the city was the immediate concept. If I would have taken the time to do more research I would have tried to make the baby look more like something from an old Chinese ink drawing. I did like the basketball hoop and post being used as a weapon and the basketballs being lobbed at him, both of which popped into my head as I was pencilling in the rough. I used a brush, W&N black ink and what I think is Quinacridone burnt orange watercolor.

1 comment:

amba said...

my brother says "this is cool"