Sunday, August 3, 2008


I didn't really do this for Outsider Art, but I haven't posted anything in a while. Also, this sort of coincided with this past week's theme (shadows) in that it is shadow-y and the children are overshadowed by a rather dreadful circumstance. 

This picture is based on a sketchy story idea that I've had for a while about three children that are kidnapped under unusual circumstances and brought to a strange island to work in a sweatshop run by a diabolical smoke-belching robot named Mr. Milcom (pictured above, center background). Alarmingly, Mr. Milcom takes all the "lazy" children (those caught trying to escape) and heats them in ovens until they turn to coal- his own personal fuel. 

I've attempted to capture the children's plight in this image. Enjoy!