Friday, April 24, 2009

Jumping teds, shrunken heads and punk co-eds

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This was done for Rhys McDonald's cheesecake pinup comic, 'Last Call for Sin' which is being released soon down here in Oz.

I make a guest appearance in this pinup as the shrunken head pendant. The inspiration for this piece came from one of my older drawings, DedTedHed.

Inked with felt tip pens (Artlines 0.4, 0.6), with a little bit of brushpen on the hair. Coloured in Photoshop.

Click below for some detail closeups-


Blogger Dumbo said...

Amazing! How could you go wrong with this?! Really lovin the tattoos on this as well.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Forbes Browne said...

Amazing!+1 ...and you clearly have no fear of drawing fingers. I wish I were one of those teds lol.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Dylan said...

Brilliant! great figure work and pose. Do you use reference for this type of pic Chris?

8:34 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys.

Dylan- I used a Poser model as reference for the general pose.

For those not in the know, Poser and Daz Studio are 3d programs which let you pose and light 3d human models. They are a great tool for reference when a live model isn't an option or you can't find the right photo for reference.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Ben Newman said...

that is sooo sweet!
love your work.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Mardo said...

Reminds me of an Oz comic from the 80s, lots of popping in between worlds and eating mushrooms, Very Alice in wonderland.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

This one is SOOOoooooo good !!!!!
I love it like the first one you made .....

9:53 PM  
Blogger Mark Heng said...

I've officially decided you draw the Hottest Babes.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Frank kennedy said...

Hey Chris,
really nice line work. did this piece take you long to ink?
the colors are great as well nice and simple but effective.
I took your advice and got a couple of Pitt brush pens and they are very good to use.
just wanted you to know I was listening.
keep posting the great work it's always inspiring.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Frank- This was inked a lot faster than my usual stuff. Usually I ink over tight pencils (because I don't like surprises) but this time I only had a pencil rough and not much time to finish the pinup, so I just took the plunge, kept the line moving and for once trusted my instincts. For that reason I personally think it turned out a lot more spontaneous than my usual comic work. I was especially happy with the way the inks on the teddies turned out.

Regarding the Pitt pens, once you wear the tip out, pull out the nib and there's a fresh point at the other end. A good money saver.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

very creepy necklace. Great piece it.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Frank kennedy said...

thanks for the tip about the brush pen nibs.
And as for not using tight pencils for this one it hasn't hurt it one bit if anything this illustration has more energy and spontanaity to the line work.
so I wouild say keep it up, it's working for you. trust yourself and work with out the net.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Simon Sherry said...

Rocking work mate - looking forward to seeing this in print when my own copy arrives (love the shrunken head too!)

Si Sherry

1:52 PM  
Blogger Maritze said...

Great one Chris, saw it over on as well. Excellent drawing!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Grand said...

Superb! Great technique!
Since the time I come I enjoy your drawings that you are honored to share this blog with us, I had to dare to share with you the admiration I have for all your wonderful job!
You are one of those I want to move again in my own drawings.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

So cool. :)

7:25 AM  
Blogger Art Fan Ako said...

This is so COOL!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Baez said...

Chris you're killing me!!
Thats such a SWEET piece... of art...

I gotta get you to do a Diabla piece one day... : )

10:24 AM  
Anonymous MoonApe said...

Wow - this style is very fresh and very sexy! Love the colours too.

Keep this up!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Dominic Philibert said...


12:04 PM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Love it!

4:32 AM  
Blogger Goodness Greatness said...

Incredible work and inspiring blog!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks all!

This really was so much fun to do. I'll have to find time to do another one.

7:15 PM  
OpenID copaincommecrayon said...

Hi, my name is joel, I didn't know your work until yesterday and it's just great. ^^

3:10 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Joel!

4:30 PM  

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