You know him, the beer drinking, pool playing country boy. Here I've created him the man cave that will make him the envy of his band of bad desperadoes. My Outlaw from Tombstone art was inspired by those campy old 40's - 50's pulp western movie posters. And look, the curled up mustache is making a comeback.
I've been know to crank up the Cash while I'm painting. His rugged voice and story telling lyrics are the epitome of a bad boy. While prison cells, gun fights and thievery inspired his music, it's nice to know that his love, June Carter changed him for the better. Yes, bad boys can be changed. Good luck with that! The whole dark black rockabilly honky tonk vibe is evident in my Diamond brand Silver Tipped Boots art. I could so see it as a mural on the side of some ghost town mercantile or on the back of a leather jacket. Am I right?
There's that guy, that one that could smooth talk his way into your life, heart and maybe your sheets (Bad Girls need love too). Well this guy is the perpetual bachelor, his 50 shades of desert gray inspired him to go industrial with a bit of slick, potion peddling art. My Snake Oil piece was inspired by a combination of modern day tattooed carnies and the twisted mustache barkers of days gone by. I like that it has an edge to it. There's something bad about wanting to believe in snake oil. This slick guy has fantastic grooming habits and loves a bit of luxurious living. What else is he going to spend your four easy payments of 99.95 on? Act now!
This guy doesn't have your Mom worried because she dated his clone back in high school. This guy has your Dad all freaked out. That tattoo wearing, motorcycle driving would-be rockstar is up to no good. He swept you off your feet and wants to show you his ultra cool urban loft. Did he mention it's actually in the basement of a brewery? My Vixen Strings and Straps painting speaks to that character. It's part tattoo, music poster with a bit of Betty Page. I hope you can get a cell phone signal in his under dwelling man cave. You'll need your best friend to talk you out of being the Bad Girl.
I'm an equal opportunity rebel finder. I thought I'd toss in the Bad Girl. I know her, you went to high school with her and every man from 16-60 watches her walk by. Of course they're looking at her tattoos...maybe. She's a bit more colorful than the brooding Joan Jett rocker. She knows what she likes when she sees him... I mean it, ya, it! I'd love to see her tattooed #&@#?^!}+% that bears the likeness of my Rebel Records piece.
Whew, now go wash your hands, it's been dirty on the blog today! If these inspire you to do some Bad Boy redecorating don't blame it on me. You knew when you met me that I'm a bad influence! Ha!
Welcome to my Embellishments Journal, it's a new feature. I will be posting about some of our projects, sharing pictures and interesting things. Chime in, ask questions and keep your arms and hands inside the ride until it comes to a complete stop. -Aaron