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,