"A Quarter Past" Story:
There was a time when I thought I couldn’t do the things that I’m paid to do now. To look down the barrel of a rifle and decide life or death was once a difficult decision that’s become all too easy. A decision that shouldn’t be left up to any man, especially a man like me.
"A Quarter Past" Inspiration:
The look and feel of the character Is inspired by Sean Connery's character, "Jim Malone", in the 1987 movie "The Untouchables".
The overall image is an exploration of the idea of a gentleman assassin who uses a steam powered sniper rifle to take out his targets. But in his down time he enjoys his pipe and a good scotch as he contemplates his position in life while he ensures that his tool of trade is always in working order.
Take a look at the painting process here,