Join Snoopy as he propels toward a dogfight
Once again, beloved comic pup Snoopy thrills audiences with his derring-do! In Contact, I offer my tribute to this heroic WWII flying ace by juxtaposing a realistic comic strip, vintage toy plane, and paper airplane pattern against a complex abstract background.
Contact is a study in contrasts - bright, primary colors in the foreground alongside a grey neutral background; crisp, realistic still life in the front paired with abstract art in the back.
In terms of realism, notice how the masking tape and blue painter’s tape look so real you might think you could peel them right off. The tape was painted using an artistic optical illusion called trompe l'oeil, where the painted surface has an ultra-realistic 3-D look.
For the abstract elements, I employed drafting tools and scribbled shapes to provide an engineered feel and add visual depth.
The foreground and background are tied together with the geometric shadowplay as the light reflects from the top down providing dramatic directionality.
The toy airplane is from the 1950s - made from metal with foldable wings (like would be used on an aircraft carrier). If you like Contact, I invite you to view my companion piece Airplane Hanger. You can also see videos of the in-progress work on Instagram
- All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.
Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.
Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.