Mulder and Scully Painting
I have been enjoying painting with acrylics recently and I have started watching episodes of X-Files on Netflix as well. So what better way to mix up the two than to make a 16″ x 20″ painting of Mulder and Scully? I can’t think of a better way.
I am pretty happy with the background on this one as well. I thought that it might just end up being a generic non-distinct background. However the painting had different ideas. A number of X-files episodes took place in forests and other wooded areas. There is something inherently spooky about being in the woods at night and I think that this series capitalized on it. Add in some spooky bright lights in the distance and you have the recipe for an
alien sighting excellent tv show.
I setup a 3:3 ATC swap with AnnD of Wonderstrange with an X-Files theme. I loved the show when it was on and watched most of the seasons, though I kinda stopped around the end when Mulder and Scully weren’t on the show anymore, I admit it. It just wasn’t the same with Terminator Guy. If you take a minute to look around the Wonderstrange site you will find a salt and pepper set, by Ann, painted up as Mulder and Scully from the show, so I think that the theme was a good one.
For my cards I used three of the iconic characters from the show:
As awesome as Scully was, Mulder was the show. Without him, it was just a cop show that was hard to figure out because it didn’t always make sense. “Spooky” Mulder was the one who always found the extraordinary explanations that were “out there”.
Scully was the perfect counter to Mulder’s crazy theories. She was smart and sexy and wasn’t adverse to getting her hands dirty or standing up for what she believed in. So maybe she was the show too, her and Mulder were equally important.
There wasn’t a sinister or occult plot on the show that couldn’t be made even more sinister and occult by adding a shot of Cancer Man, or the Cigarette Smoking Man as he later was called. They could have told you that he was responsible for every bad thing thing that ever happened on the show as part of a grand scheme and you would have believed it. He definitely make the show what it was and it wouldn’t have been the same without him. So I guess, the show was just a magical blend of great characters with good writing. Whatever the case, it was a great show.