Guitar Hero

I finished the “Guitar Hero” painting today. It’s for sale… rent’s due so I’m feeling reasonable! You can’t see him super well in this picture, but I’m particularly thrilled with the lizard Lars Umlaut. The painting is done in a kind of duotone in lime green mixed with grays — other than the TV image and the guitar hero controller buttons of course.


PS. If you’re wondering he’s playing Cliffs of Dover


  1. cirrin wrote:

    That’s so fun! I love it!

    Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  2. M wrote:

    OMG! OMG! i want! how much?

    Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 11:16 pm | Permalink
  3. kim wrote:

    i love your paintings shannon~ do you have a paypal set up? would you ever bconsider shipping to the pacific nw? my home would love a piece of you :)

    Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 11:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    M – I just emailed you.

    kim – Yes, I have PayPal, and yes, I’d ship anywhere… I don’t actually know how much shipping costs but I’m likely shipping another similarly sized painting tomorrow so I’ll find out then what the ballpark shipping cost is.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 12:04 am | Permalink
  5. Niki wrote:

    Could you let me know the price as well? I might be interested.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 12:44 am | Permalink
  6. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    That’s beautiful! Geekdom Rejoices!

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 3:07 am | Permalink
  7. Mr.Will wrote:

    hate guitar hero but love this painting. the use of colour is great. think this may be my favourite of all your paintings. if i wasnt a poor lowly art student i would buy one of your works.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 9:12 am | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    PS. Woo woo, this just got posted on Kotaku :)

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  9. hullwork wrote:

    rock on. i like the finished product. must be a bitch to play GH with only 3 digts! i suck, so i only use 3 anyway… hah

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 11:40 am | Permalink
  10. Nicole. wrote:

    Obsess much?

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  11. Clive wrote:

    Just saw it over on Kotaku, nice job! Do they know about your GH tattoos?

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  12. That’s very nice Shannon, sorry to hear about your troubles. Do you trade art?

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  13. Sheena wrote:

    I love it! I know a bunch of people I would LOVE to give that to. Looks as though it is definitely sold already. which may be for the better since Im broke. Maybe a series is to follow?

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  14. Shannon wrote:

    Sheena – No confirmed buyer yet… first come first serve…

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  15. Amaria wrote:

    Saw just the top as I was scrolling Kotaku and knew it was you. I’m making my way through III myself.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:16 pm | Permalink
  16. Skip3s wrote:

    I’d like to get a price on this as well, it’s a great painting.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  17. aaron wrote:

    this is gorgeous! how much does it cost for the original of this kind of painting? do you do prints as an alternative

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:46 pm | Permalink
  18. ELY M. wrote:

    wow, might you should sell it on ebay with the copy of GH 3
    you would get alot of money for it.

    someone sold GH 3 for 9,100 dollars on ebay because he caught his son smoking pot and decided to punish his son.

    I love the painting.

    Do you have nintendo wii?

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 12:52 am | Permalink
  19. Shannon wrote:

    I have a WII but don’t really use it much… I mostly just play on Caitlin’s PS2…

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 1:25 am | Permalink
  20. ELY M. wrote:

    you should get copy of Super Mario Galaxy for WII.
    It is very cool game :)
    I do have wii and I play it a lot.

    I made few videos of my game plays.

    There is GH 3 for WII and it is great game for wii as I heard.

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 2:06 am | Permalink
  21. Melissa wrote:


    Hope your holidays are going well Shannon :-)

    I’d love a price on this, I’m a huge GH fan, and would LOVE to own a piece of your work (wow i hope someone will say that about my stuff some day! lol)..

    I’m with Eric, do you trade art? Maybe you can peruse through my gallery and I can print up some work for you lol!

    But really, would love to know the price on this


    Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  22. Pyro Lizard wrote:

    Bah. Sitting around watching people play guitar hero definately does not make for a good evening. No offense, the painting is lovely. It’s just that I’ve stopped visiting more than one friend because that’s all they ever do anymore. I come over, they sit in front of their T.V. with that danm game, and think they’re somehow entertaining me. It sucks.

    Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm | Permalink
  23. Luke wrote:

    Just wanted to say, love the painting, it’s brilliant.
    Look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Have you sold the painting already?


    Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm | Permalink
  24. Shannon wrote:

    A few inquiries but it’s not sold yet.

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Permalink
  25. defekter wrote:


    I can’t believe somebody hasn’t bought this painting yet. If you don’t mind, can you email me with the price you’re asking? I really love it!

    Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  26. Jill wrote:

    Shannon, thats absolutely amazing! i want to ask how much youre selling it for with shipping and all? i’ve been looking for a great piece to put in my apt’s entryway ( its got a huge blank wall and needs a little something special!)

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  27. Melissa wrote:

    Can you email me with an asking price as well, or are you looking to make this sort of like a silent bid?

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 6:13 pm | Permalink
  28. Sean wrote:

    Very nice painting. I am very interested in purchasing, would like an email with asking price if the piece is still for sale.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 1:04 am | Permalink
  29. MyDecay wrote:

    I got this game right before Christmas, recently beat the Medium level, then tonight moved up to Hard. Holy helldamncrap it’s a big jump up, getting used to the orange button and all. I didn’t play v1 or v2 so I’ve been obsessed since I got it.

    If it’s still for sale, how much are you asking for the painting, Shannon?

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2:45 am | Permalink
  30. Shannon wrote:

    (Emailed you both)

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  31. defekter wrote:

    Hmm.. I didn’t get an email. :(

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  32. Shannon wrote:

    Missed you, sorry — emailed you too.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  33. Melissa wrote:

    how bout me? :-)

    Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:02 am | Permalink
  34. Susan wrote:

    I am definitely interested as well! Send details at least! :)

    Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
  35. Jill wrote:

    i’d also love an email as to how much it would take for you to part with it:)

    Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:49 am | Permalink
  36. I’m surprised that this isn’t sold by now. But then again, i’m not experienced at all with prices for paintings. I pretty much only know what my girlfriend takes, but she hasn’t graduated yet, so..

    The painting is simply beautiful. If it’s not too much of a bother, I would like to know the price aswell, even though it may have been sold. As I said, if it’s not much of a bother :)

    Hope you’re doing well too.

    // Jimmy

    Friday, January 18, 2008 at 9:07 pm | Permalink
  37. sarah schizm wrote:

    hey, if it’s not sold yet e mail me with what ur asking and an aprox. shipping price to NB :)

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
  38. I LOVE THIS!

    I’d also like to be annoying and ask you the price you’re asking as well…

    That is if its still up for grabs…

    Probably more than I can afford at the moment, but you never know right?!

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  39. caper wrote:

    I’m joining the bandwagon, asking for an email. I’m not going to join the bidding war on this peice (though I do think it’s great!), but I’d like to know what else you’ve got. I don’t know that I can afford to pay your rent, but maybe an upcoming bill. :) Oh, and good choice on the land purchase.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  40. Shannon wrote:

    (Emailed you all)

    Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm | Permalink
  41. doverpeak wrote:

    must be difficult with only 3 fingers. ;] i adore this. i’m sure it’s been sold at this point, but i figured i’d tell you anyway how much i like it.

    Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm | Permalink
  42. Schleichmichl wrote:

    Hi Shannon!

    Very nice picture! Could you send me an email with the price, too?
    I’m also interested in “Owl’s Adventure II”.


    Monday, March 10, 2008 at 6:24 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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