This weeks Drawergeeks theme was teeth. This is one of those pieces that was pretty well formed in my mind as soon as I heard the theme. I think it owes a lot to this record album that I had when I was young:
That picture of Puff always scared me too much to look at it for any length of time, but it definately stuck with me. The eyes and that crooked smile definately came from that LP. I didn't even realize that I still had it until this morning, so the inspiration was from the LP's memory, not actual physical reference. Below is the final sketch that I used for the painting. If I'm working on something that's got an established model or look, I'll do a drawing much tighter than this, but this one was very much about playing with the shapes and lines and I kinda just decided to do that in the painting stage.
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