Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ode to inspiration...The 3 Armed Swordsman

Got a James Christensen book the other day and have been feeling really inspired by how much detail he puts into his work, especially the clothes. I usually leave things as simple as possible but thought that I would kind of try my hand at a very elaborate costume. In addition to James Christensen, I would also like to dedicate this drawing to cartoons, comics, geography reference books, unrefined sugar, birds, and the number 5.

28 comments:

Adam Ford said...

Brilliant! You really are onto something. The textures really push it over.

S.T. Lewis said...

Unrefined sugar... I've been meaning to dedicate a drawing to unrefined sugar, but now if I do it it's going to seem like I stole the idea from you. Really nice detail on this guy. Great design, Joe.

Ryan Wood said...

When you rendered everything out, I think you added an extra arm. Just letting you know. Excellent work, btw.

Tim Bye said...

I love this one Joe! The background patterns are great - and the clothes are incredible. The parrot perch is hilarious! Fab

Sebastien Gallego said...

WOW! That's really great Joe!
I agree with Adam, the textures add a lot to your drawings

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AstroGuaje said...

I love it, awesome works

Dave McClellan said...

Possible caption idea:

"Hey short, fat, little Christensen-painted dwarf man! I got your clothes! Just try and get 'em back!"

GhettoFab said...

FIVE!!!!!!!!! I dont think that number gets a shout out enough...


This design rocks on sooo many levels. Masterful sir

Chhuy-Ing said...

Beautiful costume, I like the details a lot, very neat picture ;)

David Malan said...

Dang, I was going to write this before I saw Dave Mcclellen's comment, I swear.
You are well on your way to james Christianson excellence. couple more layers and a candle should do it. Beautiful.

David Malan said...

Dang, I didn't read your comment either, too many big words. I thought my Christianson comparison was original.

Joe said...

dumb ass

Johanna Enriquez said...

Great blog you have here! I'm glad to have stumbled across it. Like the direction you took with this Christensen inspired design. I'll be sure to come back...Thanks for sharing!

flipstudios said...

great stuff here man. i haven't visited for a while. your colors rock and you characters are full of personlity. just fantastic. cheers

Kevin Keele said...

This is awesome Joe! I like all the things you dedicated it to...except the number 5.

Jedulous said...

Joe, i think your stuff looks better with lots of detail than Christenson's. YOu ahve a really clean silouette here, so It's not confusing to fill it with textures and patterns Word.

jed

Bryan Lefler said...

Beautiful work, Joe!

Lucho said...

Disney rules!!! exelentes trabajos

Gabriel Olson said...

I want to leave a comment too. It is unnatural to have three arms. Maybe he should hide one of them under his elaborate garments to the kids at school don't point and laugh at him.

Joe said...

I would kill for 3 arms, especially when I was a kid. Even more than that I wished I had a monkey tail that could hold a tea cup. Thanks for the comments guys.

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Really cool design...NICE Work!!!

nishant said...

Well, I know you don't know me, and I don't really know any artsy-words, but I think brilliance quite sums it up. And 'An Ode To Inspiration'? You have no idea how many people would be drawing Odes To Inspiration to this particular piece of art.

My friend told me about this blog, and I'm so glad she did. This is really constructive. What a way to spend time.

Congratulations.