This was a fun and tough painting to do – I've never really painted real-life references in this style before, but I certainly learned a lot
I hope to do better next time. Them actors looked really different in RL and in-game...is it just me, or does the game add a few pounds to their faces? It sure makes Kelso look younger lol
I had a sudden inspiration for this picture when I saw a random screenshot from the movie White Heat. Hence the black-and-white palette xD
The idea behind this pic was Unconventionality. Because, well, Elsa's a 30-year-old single lady, Cole's a cheater and divorced, and Kelso's a 34-year-old guy living on his own, and from what I hear people from the American 50s just didn't do these things. And I thought it'd be nice for Cole and Kelso to have their hats removed to show that 'this' is them and not what they put on for the outside world like the hats-and-gloves appearance thing.
On top of this they're all directly looking at the viewer as a sign of challenge. Kinda like that old painting (or was it photograph) of that naked woman looking directly at you, which was allegedly unusual for erotica in art. Like "Social pariah? Go ahead, look at all the f*** I give 8|"
...at least, these were what I intended to go for...
I can totally see Elsa, Cole, and Kelso working in some sort of threesome relationship! Or maybe just sharing Elsa in the middle. Either way, the three of them sure have fantastic taste