As a new year's resolution, I'm going to try and start doing a weekly illustration. This is the first image that popped in my head (or something close to it) when I decided I was definitely going to do it. No doubt I played some Tom Waits to get the feel for this one.
In high school, I used to paint wooden plaques w/ my mom as a dayjob from a company called Shaker Corners. Little did I know I'd be doing exactly the same thing as a hobby 10 years later. I thought by now I'd be a cyborg processing laser fabricated sprockets for Microsoft's Time Machine v5. But nope, still painting on wood.
this one's acrylic on a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of wood.