I was inspired by these bar mats in pubs over here in Australia with glistening bottles on them, and after a million beers they reminded me of the Gene Wilder quote from the Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles:
"Well, it got so that every piss-ant prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out the Waco Kid. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. It got pretty gritty. I started to hear the word "draw" in my sleep. Then one day, I was just walking down the street when I heard a voice behind me say, "Reach for it, mister!" I spun around... and there I was, face-to-face with a six-year old kid. Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle, and I've been there ever since. "
He might not be in a whiskey bottle, but the sentiment remains...
It had been a while since I had done something this complex in Illustrator and I feel pretty happy with the way it came out.
Dustin was the most stoked that I got his tattoos in there for him. The board should be out in early October.