Thursday, August 17, 2006



I've got no interesting backstory on this one; it's just the first idea that popped into my head when reading the topic. I'd love to paint this up at some point, but it's going to have to go into the backlog behind the pirate.

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Blogger Jav said...

Fantastic Kurt! I really love the feeling in this one...
very charming... and I love the scenario...
He better becareful though, he'll shoot his eye out!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

Wow! Perfect, Kurt. Way better than I imagined when you described the idea to me. What an imagination. I love the look on the bucket-head kid's face. Perfect, man. Now color it.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Dave Pryor said...

Very cool! Fits the description perfectly. The poses are awesome and the low angle makes the kids feel commanding - even with the taller adults standing around them.

Looks like a little trip back to the Defiant days - but more fun.

3:31 AM  
Blogger Jeff Williams said...

Beautiful, Kurt! Great characters. I really love the soldiers in here too. Especially the second one back. Super nice.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Ian Simmons said...

Hey, buddy, don't you know there's a war on? Heh heh heh. This is very cute, Kurt. I'd love to see this in full-color as well, but the rough is a masterpiece in its own right. Bravo!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Phil G said...

Wow. The kid on the left is really selling his role. An expertly crafted face. You'd have to be a connisseur of bloody war games to do up a drawing so skillfully.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Don Dixon's Blog said...

Love it!

10:05 AM  
Blogger boob said...

The face sells it man. Love it to pieces. I'm also really liking the composition here with the four figures and the smoke trails. All well balanced.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

really really nice scene Kurt.Would love to see this painted.solid characters with misty imagined characters behind them. Nice.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! The bucket-kid's face went through many versions before I settled on this one, so I'm very pleased that people like it.

I totally agree with your color treatment suggestion, Kevin. Between you and Marshall, the pressure for a color piece from me is on...

11:28 AM  
Blogger Sammy Chu ^_^ said...

Kurt! This looks so good!

I think I'm, dare I say, JEALOUS!

Anyway---> great comp, awesome drawings, excellent overall feel....I'll give it a 10.

1:19 PM  
Blogger greg scherrer said...

Great concept, great expressions, great composition. I love it.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Darryl Young said...

Great compositons and lots of personality in your work Kurt. Really glad to be a part of this blog, meeting so many great artists up here. Look forward to your color pieces.

2:41 AM  
Blogger WillRyan said...

Kurt, I'd play this version of Brothers In Arms light years more than the current game. The kids' expressions are priceless, as are the pots-for-helmets. I actually use to do that in the pre-videogame pays of actually using my imagination. Awesome.

11:59 PM  

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