Cartoon painting : portrait of the observer
7 x 7 inch - Fineliner and India Ink on paper
Cartoon by Martin Missfeldt - September 21, 1993
An nervous painter stands in his studio and sometimes a portrait. He paints me, the viewer. With one eye closed he takes measure. And fast and unerringly he paints what he sees.
In the studio a touched wallpaper provides for a comfortable atmosphere. A bicycle stands on the right. On the left a yucca palm provides for organic mood. On the wall hangs a tiny, white picture with mighty frame. The moon can be seen by the window. It is night.
The painter is a Griaffe. His long neck forms an egg-shaped frame which surrounds the picture. The form of the picture resembles that of a palette. It is strange that the giraffe's painter uses a thick brush to paint me...