Serving the Master
11" x 14" open edition print
Want to purchase this artwork? Buy it directly from the artist at the following shows:
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Ohio Renaissance Festival
About the Piece:
Serving the Master was originally drawn as part of a panel called "Charity Art Jam" at MidSouthCon. At this panel, artists are given a mystery prompt, and have 2 hours to make an original piece of art that will be sold at auction for charity.
When we showed up that year, the theme was Cthulhu or Lovecraftian. I immediately started drawing a big monstrous beast. As time wound down, I realized that while monsters are fun to draw, they don't raise a lot of money for charity... but you know what does. Kittens.
So I stuck a little happy kitten in the corner, made the monster pet him, and well... it did very well for charity. As for the title, you don't even have to be a cat owner to know who is the Master in this drawing. There is no doubt at all.
The gentleman that won the auction let me snap a quick photo, and prints were soon available to everyone that lost the bidding war against him. And in 2022, I did a version 2 featuring a black kitty. And I am sure that someone will soon request a Calico, and a Tabby, and a...
About the Artist:
Paul and his brother Michael opened Aradani Studios in 2002, selling both their artwork and costuming as they travelled all across the US. Paul’s medium of choice is charcoal, a passion he discovered in college. He loves the fluidity of it, the ease of moving it across the page with a simple gesture, and on the flipside, the challenge of it, such a simple gesture can also erase hours of painstaking detail. Paul’s work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he, his brother, and sister continue to expand and build their elf ear empire. You can see his artwork at http://paulbielaczyc.com/.