Monday, November 13, 2006

Drill Sergeant


Done for this week's Illustration Friday topic, 'Clear'.

A lot of fun to do, contrasting the two very different expressions. I added a vintage comicbook appearance by keeping the colours simple and by applying the 'Colour Halftone' filter in Photoshop.

32 Comments:

Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Heehee...great concept! very well done!

2:29 AM  
Blogger nic said...

Yikes! Very nice

3:16 AM  
Blogger Travis Christian said...

More so, the speed lines are a great effect! Very cool indeed, Chris!

4:25 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Good stuff. Takes me back to my afternoons watching Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. Seargent Carter never called Pyle a maggot though...
;)

4:28 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Excellent comic book style, Maggot!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Angel said...

I alway enjoy comic style illustration, this is great!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Very nice. An enviable style. So classic.

8:49 AM  
Blogger steve said...

ha ha! great stuff--so well done.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

Brings back memories...my first encounter was when a group of drills and an officer surrounded me and each was shouting questions...too bad I had my duffle bag strapped on my back and kept turning to answer...it was almost like a three stooges exercise...until the pushup retribution...great pic!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Eric Dyck said...

nice touch with the sargeant's hat...

3:39 PM  
Blogger artgyrl said...

Wow, your art is really amazing and inspiring. I really like your style and versatility.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Nice comic book style. Very well done!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Cool work Chris!

1:26 AM  
Blogger CEREAL KILLER said...

Wow.....just discovered your blog and i almost get fired cause i am on the office and spent long time checking it....
(not the first time it happens....so i probably will get fired soon racoon..he he he)
really amazing the Jhonny Depp and Clint Eastwood drawings....
your technique is great dude!

Linked you, ok?

( º3º)/

hope to see new stuff from you soon!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Cool expression, I can hear his yell!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Paulinho said...

Great idea and perfect execution! Just excellent, man.

6:52 AM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Damn Chris! I stepped out for a little while and I return to so many art goodies - I'm floored!

Great exaggeration on both faces!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

awesome! I really like this, great style

3:08 PM  
Blogger PaintMonster said...

wow awesome!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Hey, thanks everyone! Loving your comments.

Thanks for the linkage, Cereal killer. Don't go getting fired! ;)

8:48 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Nicely done. Great interpretation of the topic.

8:30 AM  
Blogger californiagrown said...

This is sweet chris> I also love the contrasting expressions on their faces.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks to both of you.

I had fun visiting your blogs.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Brilliant work! Absolutely amazing.

4:35 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Scott.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Oh, perfectly! Clear, that is! This is such a great tangential spin on the Topic and a timeless depiction of a classic situation.

4:46 PM  
Blogger MadameGaston said...

so Perfect!!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Ian- Thanks and thanks again for pointing me in the direction of Illustration Friday.

madamegaston- I'm always amazed and jealous when I visit your blog and realise how young you are. Great work!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Toryisland said...

Wow, I am at a loss for words. Your stuff is great. Is it true that you are self-taught? if so, you are an inspiration. I too am self-taught; my family would not help with college expenses if I studied art so I had to opt for Econ.

I have seen your videos and do you now only draw on the wacom tablet? I have tried that but just cannot get the feel that.

Anyway I am a new fan of yours, thank you for the site.

Rod

2:05 PM  
Blogger deanlee said...

above is wrong blog sorry

2:15 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Rod- Thanks! Yes, I'm self-taught. It's a good and a bad thing, I guess. Good in that your skills evolve in isolation and this can usually lead to something unique stylistically. Bad because you can sometimes overlook really obvious lessons that would be easily learnt in college.

The illos on my videos are drawn with the tablet, but more often I still hand draw and scan the pencils or inks into Photoshop.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

I don't know if you've ever seen any of the Punisher Max comics, but your Maggot looks like a brunette version of Stevie from Born.

5:01 AM  

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