Hey there Internet, are you looking for a fine gift for your loved ones or enemies? I do commissioned art, if you can believe it! Actually, I do this sort of thing semi-regularly and it ranges from horrible and soul degrading to actually being a lot of fun. Last weekend I had a rush job for a retirement that, in spite of the time crunch, was a lot of fun to do, and whose final product I quite like, which is why I’m sharing it here.
I was basically sent the title and a couple of pictures and got to let myself go with this guy. I probably did way too much research into Russian history and my knowledge of the collected work of Chekhov and Gogol was absolutely not even a little bit helpful, but that’s okay. It was fun to do.