Much like his other commissioned work, this features a woman hopping and holding their foot in pain, which is usually perpetrated by his mouse character (I don't know his name). Said woman in question is the Chimpette, who is merely minding her own business as the mouse does the old matches-between-toes prank that was prevalent in Tom and Jerry cartoons. Unlike those however, this is completely unprovoked. Good thing the Chimpette's feet are durable, but unfortunately her pain and sensitivity tolerance is extremely low in compensation.
The cowgirl is playing poker with rats! She has four aces, but wait, the rat is sitting on the fifth ace. What does that tell you about the deck of cards if there are five aces? What is the other rat doing? Ever heard of a 'hot foot'?
In my older pics, I've drawn foot burning (well, pre-threats of it), like candles under feet or matches between toes. I've never drawn foot roasting however, and I've seen it done several times by fellow artists and Photoshop wiz-kids. So, in a recurring theme in this series, this is my first foot roasting picture.
Here, Ana-Lea and Robi are held captive in a derelict warehouse by Solletico Mafia don Louis Fatone, who once again has interrogated the wrong people to find out information about something they (or we) don't know about. This leads to long, uncomfortable and painful experience for these two ladies' soles.
I used a stock photo for the coals, and tiled and trimmed them down to a sort of pile of them in the tray, and blended and recoloured any mishaped areas. One thing I've never done before is smoke effects, and I used the shape and smudge retouch tools to do it, along with transparent layering. While not the best effects I could do at the time, it's a nice touch, and the smudge tool is so handy as well.