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Captain Spaulding by ROUBLE RUST


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Captain Spaulding is a fictional character created by Rob Zombie and portrayed by Sid Haig in the films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.

Traditional painting, 24×30 cm
Acrylics, gouache & watercolours on canvas board

Completed: 13 July 2009


Captain Spaulding was born on April 13, 1918 in Ruggsville, Texas with the name Johnny Lee Johns. He spent a small part of his childhood in the Ruggsville County home for orphaned boys until being adopted by a black family. Johnny Lee would soon grow very close to his adoptive brother Charlie. Johnny Lee developed an interest in sideshow deformities and violent crime photography, foreshadowing his Captain Spaulding persona. He began his murder spree as Mr. Ding Dong a Bo-Bo using his clown character’s name. Charlie would refer to him as Cutter after Johnny Lee stabbed a man to death, which he would take as his name. Around the fall of 1947, Cutter met Mother Firefly, who at the time took the alias Eve Wilson. She already had two children of her own, Rufus and Tiny. Cutter lived with Eve Wilson, even raising their daughter Vera Ellen together. During the summer of 1965, Otis B. Driftwood, wandered into Ruggsville County. He and Otis quickly became close companions and rivals. The two would often fight for control of the family. Otis was asked to live with the family; whom Otis called The Fireflys and it was he who also nicknamed Cutter, Captain Spaulding.

This biography source is IMDb

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My name is Spyridoula (Roula) Mpleta.
I was born in 1986 and I’m a self taught artist.

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  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 5 years ago

    Oh my…this is good. You made his eyes look so much detail. Just WOW.

  • Oooooh thank you dear. I am seriously very very pleased with the work I did in his eyes xxx


  • pmn-photography
    pmn-photographyover 5 years ago

    love it.brilliant :)

  • Thank you sweetie :)


  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 5 years ago

    Yeah, it really is amazing. They look so lifelike. Was it hard to do?

  • Thank you xxx I wouldn’t say hard to do, only because it’s not from my mind.
    I tried my BEST to paint exactly the real reflections he has in eyes – from the picture.
    It’s very arduous for my right hand of course and you have to be 100% focus there to do it xx I’ve been looking in his eyes soooo many time – if you look carefully you’ll see the road (sky, sun, mountains…)


  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 5 years ago

    Yeah, so much detail in his eyes..I still don’t know how you did all that, especially when the eyes are so small. Amazing!

  • I still don’t know either… he :)
    It’s was a personal challenge – it would be more easy to do it in a laaarge canvas size but I wouldn’t care to do it really.
    Thank you xx thank you xx thank you xx


  • dani05
    dani05over 5 years ago

    Another masterpiece, incredible art!!

  • wow, Thank you very much Dani, I appreciate it xxx


  • Alleycatsgarden
    Alleycatsgardenover 5 years ago

    and don’t forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken ! this is great

  • ;D Thank youou xxx


  • Lynette K.
    Lynette K.over 5 years ago

    I knew who it was before I clicked on the link! Wonderful work hon.

  • Niiiiiice to hear that. Thank you hon xxx


  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaover 5 years ago

    Wow, I think I have seen him in my nightmares. You did such an amazing
    job on the eyes…Fantastic!!

  • too!! Thank you very much, I appreciate it Jen :)


  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    My word !!! What an incredible piece !! Those eyes and teeth are so well done.
    I cant stop looking at him- truly GREAT !! x

  • oooooh Thank you so much sweetieeee xxx I seriously can’t stop too!!! I’ve been staring at his eyes for million hours…. mwah mwah xx


  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! they’re somebody stadning behind this, looking out at us: those are REAL EYES!!!!!!
    Gorgeous wonderful superb portrait and tribute!!!!
    And what a sweet thing for you to do!!!

    And those TEETH!!!!!

  • Aaaaaaw how can’t I do it for him??? :D
    I don’t know from I should start thanking you xxx Thank you for your wonderful comment & thank you for the teeth too (the eyes are so real that I have the feelin that everything else in his face is not so good really!!!!!)
    Hugs xxx


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