[Text by Amberle Ferrian]
"Belle Fatale" (belfatle.gif, 408x765x2, 10816 bytes) is another fanart drawing by Bob Ito <ito@[...]>.
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And now, we switch over to Bob himself for the description. Bob?
Thanks, Amberle. Don't bucket me while I'm talking, okay? :-)
Some of you may wonder where I get ideas for drawings. Sometimes I'll see an image that really lends itself to a parody - for example, the Mona Lisa, or J. W. Waterhouse's painting "A Mermaid." Well, a while back I saw a magazine cover (Femme Fatales, Winter 1994) which is itself a parody of several recent magazine covers that share a similar pose (the latest of these was a well-known publication with Reagan daughter Patti Davis on the cover, and a similar cover of Janet Jackson on "Rolling Stone" was just posted to alt.binaries.pictures.misc). Anyways, when I saw that FF cover, it seemed obvious to substitute a couple of characters from a certain animated feature, and the result is this drawing. And, if "Rolling Toon" magazine ever gets off the ground, here's the cover for the first issue :-).
(BTW, I did see the cover of the July issue of Esquire, but I'm not planning on doing a parody of that cover. I pointed that out to Amberle, and got a massive bucketing for my pains. :-))