We kick off this week with a digital painting inspired by a photo of silent movie star Theda Bara as Cleopatra. I basically swiped the pose and the costume, and put her against an abstract background. I also limited the color pallette for this one for no particular reason. Nine months after my catastrophic computer crash, I’m still learning my way around the new tools I have with a more powerful computer, and mixing those with custom brushes I’ve been using for more than ten years. As always, click the image for a bigger version.

Meanwhile today over on The AIR, we present a  Monday Marathon of Radio Free Charleston from 7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday you can tune in for the best local music I can shoot your way. What other radio station brings you 24 hours solid of local music? 

Tune in at The AIR Website, or on this neat little embedded player…

Don’t forget to check back later today for more of The 2018 PopCult Gift Guide. We’re doing this all month, and it’s the best way to find pop culutre gift ideas anywhere on the internets.