Shotzi Blackheart: A Girl and Her TankSchamberger Labs
Ink, acrylic and watercolor on bristol board
Artwork by Rob Schamberger
Printed on 11" x 14" 130 pound uncoated cover stock, perfect for framing!
My favorite subjects to paint are the ones where I can really push it creatively, and Shotzi Blackheart is definitely one of those. The moment she came out on that little tank I knew I was going to have some fun.
A lot of times I try to avoid the obvious, but I figured here, why the hell not, go full Tank Girl. Why the hell not. So I leaned into the absurdity and surrealism and added in a lot of fun little elements to pay off as the viewer looks closer. Instead of just doves flying over her, I added in a goldfish and a spitfire. A stuffed chicken is riding with her, along with a luchador bobble head on the turret. A couple rocket launchers are added in, as well as a pop-gun shooting out a cork on a string. And the tank has training wheels, because why not. Why the hell not.
This was fun. I can see doing a lot more paintings of her sooner than later.