Sunday, January 13, 2008

Just When I Thought I Was Original



Yeah, when I first sketched this guy in a meeting I thought to myself, "Hey Cool! I have never seen this before!" Happily I scanned him in excited to paint him up. Then at first I was thinking that he looked a lot like Mr. Incredible, then later I was thinking, "This is the love child between Mr. Incredible and Hellboy?" Then when I finally gave up, I said, "Man! I do this nose all the time!" and I thought about my hitman ( also see witch from previous post). Then at last I was like, "Crap! this is just another version of my bodybuilder guy." Damn you originality!!! Damn you!!!!!

A side note, I found a great blog today http://idigcerealkillers.blogspot.com/

19 comments:

marcobucci said...

HAHAHAHAHA that explanation made me laugh. Funny! I struggle with this all the time too, by the way. However, the colour palette you're using here is something I don't think I've quite seen yet. I love how you pushed the cools so that his giant chin literally is getting a different hue. Maybe I'll rip you off now.

Sakievich said...

Don't forget the Scotsman.

Tim Bye said...

A very cool picture! There can't be many shapes that havn't been drawn before - I think all original concepts now must be combinations of things we've seen or drawn ourselves?! Or perhaps there is a hidden shape no one has drawn before!

Richtoon said...

Well when you draw/paint that well... that's a problem anyone would gladly take on. If anything it jst makes you draw even more! Keep at it!

I have the same problem all the time but I am willing to bet that you have a greater amount of shapes at your disposal!

Mark Behm said...

I was going to comment on how I actually liked the design, structure and palette of this guy but I'm still angry at you for not showing up in Seattle.

Dillon Thompson said...

Hey, I love Mr. increadHell Boy. I like that you led us in to the deep thoughts of Adam Ford.

Anders said...

ahahah! excellent!
you're tough with yourself Adam!
this character is excellent, and in a way, everything has already be done so it will be very difficult to be original...

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

Hilarious!

Brian Cutler said...

Actually, he kinda reminds me of a beefed-out homestarrunner, which makes him pretty dang cool. :)

Dave McClellan said...

Ahhh... Brian beat me to it. I was thinking homestar as well. I also think his lip and chin kind of look like a toilet bowl. So maybe he could be a super-villain named "Potty-Mouth."

BTW, I love the colors.

sarah said...

Awesome design. I think the shelf-chin-lip is my favorite part.

Now I'm curious to see your alias-like sketch. I think all face-kicking drawings should be encouraged. :)

And by the way, your Man Dominating Beast Trilogy is fantastic. Really really nice.

Roxanne Burchartz said...

Still it's great work you do!
Really cool!

:) Roxanne

Ryan Wood said...

Man, those be some sweet colors! Dig the lighting too. You and your cursed originality, tsk tsk.

El circo de kcirbuk said...

very cool!!!!

Paco K.

Ramses said...

Really cool character!

Steve Chon said...

LOL- that's funny, i say that to myself all the time. killer piece, love your design/ colors.

S.T. Lewis said...

So there's some similarities... who cares about originality when something's working this well? I just want to say, though... you really should be paying attention in meetings. According to my high school teachers who told me I needed to pay attention in class instead of sketching... "There's no future in drawing." Keep that in mind while you reach for the stars.

vincentbd/Renton said...

Hahahaha !! I love this face !!! Wonderful !!! Very nice !! Thank you ^__^

Kyri Kyprianou said...

lol, i do that all the time! same bloody nose etc. oh well, i wouldn't be too disapointed- it looks amazing!