Monday, June 1, 2009

Golden Age Hero : Popeye

Dude really is a superfreak of nature.

Not sure if this one is done, coming, or going. Based on a whole bunch of portraits I sketched out of cartoon characters as 'real' people. For the record, they all make really, really ugly people. I also wanted to break out of the series of cartoony evil portraits I've been doing, so thanks for the 'Hero' theme.

I took the 'golden' thing literally.


10 comments:

Chogrin said...

Man, this is so awesome and gnarly! He definitely needs his pipe though! ;p

pw! said...

i really love the whole idea of this, and how rightfully hideous that salty dog probably is. he rules

Minder S. said...

That's a chin and a half, plus one. This is a great idea, I'd love to see a series with Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Bluto.

Minder S. said...

Holy crap, I just realized this was gold! That makes it even more awesome.

Collin David said...

I was debating on whether or not to pipe him up.... but now, it's a definite.

And yeah, the thing is solid gold with black inks & bronze acrylics (and some Sharpie).

Thanks!

Chogrin said...

Yeah, the gold is an amazing touch! I also love how you rendered him...almost like he's a gold head sculpture. I can't wait to see that pipe!

Andrew J. Scott said...

Terrifying. And Brillant.

BleedingEdges said...

this is pretty great, reminds me of Eric Powell's the Goon comic

Jude Buffum said...

the pipe is a must! his hat might be nice too

Jess Tommassello said...

This is really freaking great! I always imagined popeye to have some kind of elephantitis of the chin and forearms.

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