This is a painting I've been working up based on the birthday card I made for Ronald Searle's 91st. Inspired by the sea-lion colony down at Pier 39 in San Francisco. I went down to Fisherman's Wharf a few months back to draw these smelly, noisy squatters.
March 3rd was Searle's 91st birthday and I put together a special sketchbook with all the other Pixar artists. I wanted to make a San Francisco themed image and came up with this gag.
I thought it might make a good subject for a painting and started re-working the composition.