Danny Torrance - The Shining

The Shining Kubrick Danny poster

So I've posted a lot of stuff online over the years, and I can never tell which things are going to get all the likes and which ones aren't. Sometimes I hold a picture back from social media for a bit while knowing it's going to absolutely kill because it's the best thing I've ever drawn and people are going to go nuts for it. And then I put it up and it lands like a sack of rotten coconut flesh on a pile of felt. Other times I know I have to put something up to maintain my momentum and the only thing I have is a piece of crap that's been gathering dust in some loser folder on my hard drive for years. And I post it with a sad grimace and I get a thousand new Instagram followers overnight and sell thirty prints of it on Etsy.

The point is, I have no idea what people are going to like so I just keep making stuff I want to make and hoping for the best. And, seemingly at random, some stuff catches on.

A couple of years back I made some portraits of Jack and Wendy Torrance from The Shining and they turned out to be (by a considerable distance) the most popular things I've ever posted online. So much so they're now my business cards. I don't think Danny has quite the same iconic power, but I always thought it would be a good idea to complete the family. So there he is, looking scared, above.

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