Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I pulled together my dribbles over the weekend and tried to polish this one off. I wanted to take the layout more horizontal so adding the background bodies helped. I had a blast with the colors even though I'm not completely satisfied with 'em. It always takes me so long to pick and choose :)

More importantly - Kurt found this picture of Ernest Borgnine that looks frighteningly similar to my pirate! Man whatta creep! Borgnine, not Kurt.



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6:55 AM  
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6:58 AM  
Blogger Ian Simmons said...

Here's a revised version of two posts I just removed, due to having gotten Bob's name wrong--'cause I'm an idiot who went blog-hopping before drinking his first morning coffee...

Bob, this is a helluva finish. Your palette is moody and fun, and I especially enjoy the sepia work on your "Borgnine-Pirate" (though I'll tolerate no disparagin' remarks about my man Ernie!)...

Also, is that an extreme angle on your zombie's...er...nether regions, or is he just a really gracious loser? Either way, great polish!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Sammy Chu ^_^ said...

Oh beautiful lighting! Very beautiful indeed.

Now--- Don't stick this lovely rendered art in the corner of your next book with huge sketches overlapping it. Must be separated into it's own page.


10:13 AM  
Blogger Sammy Chu ^_^ said...

I just noticed the Zombies' very white tidy whites......very white...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Michael Stadler said...

Awesome, great clean up.
I want it on a T-shirt.
I love the two crowds of each wrestlers crews.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Dave Pryor said...

The finger break is so painful - it glows! The clothing on the zombie is a nice touch. I suppose zombie's get cold feet too!

Borgnine was on a Simpson's episode - Your pirate guy reminds me of that caricature definitely.

Great stuff as always!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Coming along really really nicely Bob.Like the pallette , the seperaton of color sides, and the bg texture. To spice it up a bit i would angle the skeleton with hunched shoulders backwards a bit for more dramma.Alittle more terror and reaction from all the skeleton crew would be nice too. Seperate the main pirates hat a little more with a lighter highlight so he pops more from the backing crowd. All minor. This is great.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

Very nice finished piece! The crowds of pirates and zombies really add a lot. I do feel like the broken zombie thumb disappears a bit - I know you've avoided hard outlines on this one, but I think it needs a little extra something to help it stand out.

Nitpicks aside, it's definitely another winner.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

Turned out great, man. Turning the zombie around definitely helped the pose. Lovin the color scheme. Nice.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Bruno Werneck said...

nice B o B,s nice..

11:07 PM  

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