Here's a photo of this image I made to honor Popeye's 85th Birthday. It appeared at the Hero Complex Gallery over in L.A. last week. It showcased with a slew of other fantastic Popeye tribute artwork that you should definitely scope out if you feel the urge.
"Measuring the Forearms of Formidable Might"
|Looking back, I really relish the line work in this image and how it effected my selections on this rough comp sketch.|
|Removing the line work was my original game plan. I kept feeling that it tied things together rather nicely.|
Also, I tried to fit in as much as possible within the image that would, make the image a little more narrative and meaningful for anyone that wanted to get close and have a closer look at the image.
|The Two Tailors are specific folks.|
|A proper pedestal for the sailor.|
|A rather familiar figure on a fashion type pin up calendar.|
Thanks for checking this out.
I yam what I yam, and hope you dig it.
P.S. As always many thanks to the shows organizers for letting me make some art and share in another awesome show.
|I paid this doofus three bucks to hold my artwork, so I could take a photo of it.|
Wait a minute...
Look at your watch, calendar, sundial, ect.
I'm posting AGAIN!
I've been doing some gallery work in my absence from the blog here and figured I'd share some of that here.
|I always liked to imagine that the hero was just whistling the tune while, he marched about on his quest.|
I just remember hours of grinding levels, and listening to the over world audio looping infinitely. certainly, a favorite of mine. Aside from illustrating some lovable Slime Creatures, with a nod to Akira Toriyama. I also tried to work in a bit of music, because the games soundtrack is pretty great.
I'm relatively happy with how the image came out too.
It's a similar process to how my Hellboy image was made a few months back. However, things went far more smoothly during this artworks execution due to some much needed simplification in my workflow. Hell, even a few things that seemed like mistakes at first wound up lending a nice texture to the finished image overall (seen below).
|A Warrior Wandering Whilst Whistling Within the Overworld.|
I sorely miss playing a good RPG.
Hope you dig,
It's been a while. Just wanted to share this with you and say that I'm still drawing every day. Even though my regular posting has recently fallen off the wagon in a most spectacular fashion.
I still carry the clipboard and burn through printer paper.
I still dissect brown paper bags and cover them with marker and felt tip pen.
I've even started learning and practicing some new mixed media Illustration processes and have done some work for gallery shows. Like this one...
|HELLBOY: Gremlins in the Gears.|
|Color is a little closer to correct in the top image. I had better lighting.|
The work is hanging with a bunch of other amazing work over at Hero Complex Gallery, in Los Angeles. But, I'll share it out here for those who (like myself) had to miss the show completely.
Bit of a bummer, I hear that Mignola was there for the opening night festivities.
Hope you dig,
Chalk up another year of March MODOK Madness for me. It's been Seven years since I sat down in a pub with my good friend Brendan, and we decided to dedicate a month to MODOK.
So, really quickly I'd like to thank Brendan for making this something to look forward to every year.
I'd also like to thank all the artists and fans out there who devote their time and skills to the celebration of our master of MINDBLAST. The artwork you send every year keeps the month interesting and inspiring. I salute you all.
In retrospect, it's been seven great years. Here's hoping we all see each other for an eighth.
MINDBLASTS for ALL!
I summoned up some other tiny MODOK drawings from my big brown paper sheet. Just little drawings done with a basic black felt pen on a sandwich baggie, with a dash of photo shop on top. Like i said they were kinda small so I felt comfy posting them together in one post. ENJOY!
|A frumpy moody MODOK with green butt exhaust.|
|An excitable back lit MODOK mad with POWER!|
March will not last forever; a sad fact of nature.
So make some MODOK TODAY, and send it our way.
Stop on by MARCHMODOKMADNESS.blogspot.com!
Keep on MINDBLASTING!