The fact that this is obviously a bookend bothers me. That implies that there’s a second one somewhere.
Let’s talk color palate, could we? I’d like to. I’d particularly like to have this discussion with the artist, because words need to be had. I’ll accept that “pink elephants” is kind of a trope, sure. But did you have to go all crazy high saturation on the flowers? A nice, muted color scheme would have been just fine, really. A nice gentle green, an orange that didn’t come out of a highlighter.
On second thought, anything against that particular shade of pink is going to look a little jarring. If you colored “Whistler’s Mother” in that shade of pink, it’d look like an old-lady rave.
I’m not really sure what that bow is tied onto. It’d have to be either glued down, nailed in, or delicately tied around a lump of wrinkly pink skin. Only the glue option is really a pleasant thought, in that “gluing things to an elephant’s scalp” sense of the word “pleasant.”
Honestly, the more I stare at this, the less I think “elephant” and the more I think “mind flayer.” It’s the pink. And the huge soulful staring eyes, I’m pretty sure mind flayers have those. Pweeze? Pwetty pweeze can I flay your mind?
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