In regards to the legs on BOOM!, I keep thinking about Claude Cormier's Lipstick Forest at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, which I finally had the pleasure to see in person this past summer. I remember first seeing this in an old issue of AZURE way back in 2002 when it was completed and haven't shrugged it off since.
So this is pretty well the main drive to use branches for the legs at this point. Not sure if i'll go more direct and go with the pink on this one. I have this urge to do a piece in a high gloss black/charcoal.