I emailed the manager of Memorial asking her if Phil would be attending the convention here. When I checked their website, it said he, Dave, and one other guy would be going to Salt Lake for that convention, so I figured I'd ask about the one here. I also told her I've scrapped the original idea I pitched to him and I wanted to see if he could work on my convention piece. So now I'm waiting to hear back from her. I definitely still want to work with him and I think by mid-June, Russ and Dustin will have finished my arm.
I'm still vacillating on placement. I kinda still want to save my right thigh for my third pin up. A calf piece would be much easier to pull off at a convention and probably just in general. I also have nothing on that foot, so I don't think the leg would feel too "crowded" or I'd have cohesion issues. If I did eventually decide to put something on that foot, then I could work with what was already on that leg.
I can't find a picture of the pin up I want because I'm at work (stupid filters), but she's an Elvgren. To give you an idea, Mae was inspired by an Elvgren. Her dress is fairly neutral colors, white with red accents and she's holding an orange umbrella. So I don't think that would clash with the colors in the Alice piece.
Ultimately, I'd like to have the Cheshire Cat in a tree with Alice looking up at him. Under it I'd want the iconic line "We're all mad here". I think that might simply be too much work for a convention, but the bulk of it could possibly get done. If Russ thought that a Mucha couldn't be successfully pulled off, then I don't think something that detailed could happen either. Who knows? I may totally scrap the whole idea and come up with something completely different. I have a bad habit of doing that.
Edit: No dice on the convention, but I'm free to come by any time and discuss my idea. Perhaps it's just not meant to be?
Edit #2: Now that I'm home, here's the link to the girl I'm thinking of for my right thigh.