Friday, June 29, 2007

Metal Man, Tattooed Woman

A pinup done for 'dopepope' and his Metal Man Project. The deal with the pinup was to incorporate the robot's head and wing logo into the artwork.

For the tattoos I used previously drawn pencil sketches and distorted them to fit the contours of the body.

Excuse the nudity...and the smoking...some people have no shame.


Blogger Overvision said...

Good heaven's Chris, those tatts are retarded!!
Isn't it nice to get a little re-use from your artwork.
Get your clip-art on!


5:42 AM  
Blogger Joe Bluhm said...


Any reference used?

8:49 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks O...I think. :)

Joe- No reference used (except for the previously drawn James Dean tattoo)

9:22 AM  
Blogger Matt Jackson said...

The way this chick looks sideways at you...and that smoke coming outta her nostrils makes me feel like a weedy mattador who chose to wear red.

Way to put the 'tuoood' in attitude Chris

2:30 PM  
Blogger dobby said...

woooww!! it's fantastic!!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a gas!! Love the design decision to spot black the far breast.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Overvision said...

Oh, when you said that the tattoos were previously drawn pencil sketches, I just assumed they were drawings done in the past that were pulled from your archive. (which I sometimes do).

Sometimes I might go through my hard drive and use previously drawn images as clip-art when appropriate.

Were these tattoos drawn specifically for this project?


4:37 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Overvision- That's cool, O. I was 99% sure it was a compliment. It was just the use of 'retarded' that threw me. :)

...and yes, you read correctly, they are recycled old drawings.

Glad you dig it, mate.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Overvision said...

Oh yes, retarded is about 3 levels pass 'sick'.
I thought you knew!




9. Stoopid Dope

8. Dope

7. Sick

6. Ill

5. The Bomb

4. Awesome

3. Tight

2. Nice

1. Fresh

5:44 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

LOL- Thanks for the lowdown, dawg. ;)

>sigh< I feel old.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

I love the James Dean too !!!! Great.!!! You make me mad .. I work on my drawin but ...

4:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

completely bad ass!!!

1:34 PM  
Blogger heri said...

haha. I'm not up to date on the compliments here.. :p

Also I found my new wallpaper!


7:23 PM  
Blogger Julkillo said...

Amazing work!(as usual ,of course)very good illustration,it´s finished or you think color it more?

4:52 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone!

julkillo- I thought about adding more colour to it. At one point I wanted to make it into a digital painting, but I like the simple, graphic look to it. So I'll leave it as is.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Joseph David said...

Hey Chris, have you heard of the "Drink and draw social club" by any chance, google it, you'd love it. You were made for each other.

sorry I've been away from the drawingboard, I'm trying to do a lil flash webisode all by my self, Heri said he would help....but nothing. I'm the lil red hen over here.

Heri, I know you'll read this, I'll punch you at work. jk

Kudo Chris.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Love it!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Jorge Restrepo H. said...

I´m an admirer of your work.
It´s really amazing.
I learn a lot.
A greeting from Colombia.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

I like the niples.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Forbes Browne said...

I can't seem to take my eyes off of those bullet nips.

4:49 AM  
Blogger MBKKR said...

Great one,
Like the colors, like the way she looks at the viewer, like the tatoo's like them titties.... something tells me i like this

8:35 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

leftyjoe- Yeah I've heard of the D&D social club through Mr. Panosian's blog. They produce some fantastic work when annebriated.

Thanks for the comments guys!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You're killing me, Chris. This probably only took you like an hour, right? Let me ask you, how often do you draw from live models? Or have you always just used photographs when you need reference? (Though I know you don't use reference for a lot of your stuff.) I've done a bit of life drawing, but not since college, and I'm thinking I could really use those weekly life drawing sessions at the local art guild.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

I can't say that she looks like but she remenber me an actris in the last Tarantino "Death Proof".; I don't remenber the name .. sorry... I 'll come back tomorrow like everytime too see again...

4:03 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

ryan- Don't fret, Ryan. It took me an hour just to get the tattoo placement right! I very easily get bogged down with little details.

...and just between you and me, I've never drawn from live models (nudes anyway) and I've never attended life drawing classes. I'm not proud of it, my artwork and knowledge of anatomy suffers because of it. So by all means do more life drawing.

But yes, photographs are used whenever I'm not sure of something.

faboun'e- I'm guessing you mean Rose McGowan. I can see the likeness now you mention it. Same attitude also.

I'll try and post new stuff whenever possible. So keep visiting. Thanks!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Yes it's true.. so .. I love it.. (normal it's Rose McGowan !!!)
I came back back all days to see differents things here I inspire myself in watching your art (with Kruger, Bluhm..) I'm workin on my evolution here.. Thanks a lot for this... ; ) and sorry about my bad English (cause i'm French)

8:53 PM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris.... I've been lookin' at this for the last week... and it just seems to get better each time.... great job on this one.... PEACE!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Nate said...



2:29 PM  
Blogger greg oakes said...

freakin' brilliant as per usual!! love it!! :) *droool*

3:41 PM  
Blogger Christian said...

Excellent and inspireing work.Thanks for shareing your techniques.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks fellas!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW-- fantastic artwork... lines, shapes and volume just awesome. I just became a fan of your art...

5:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

shigues- Thanks! Checked out your blog too. Amazing work!

3:25 PM  
Blogger BEN said...

M A G N I F I Q U E!!!!
complimentssss!!!!I love her :D!!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Ben!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

outstanding! great job.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Marsdencartoons!

12:04 AM  
Blogger urbancowfolks said...

"Smokin" Chris. I've just "discovered" your work, and totally lovin' it. I like your honestly (such as the comment about never drawing from life) and am taken back by how you can draw so good using a wacom tablet (I'm retarded at it, in the bad sense). I admire you can draw without reference, I can't draw without reference, it always looks weird when I do. Super super glad I "found" your blog. Keep it up man!

Tom V

10:44 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Tom V! Your comments are much appreciated.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Roger Haus said...

Love Your Work

2:37 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Roger!

3:16 PM  

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