Illustration Friday: Green


This is an old, old, old piece (circa 1988) from when I was in college. I recently went back thru some of this stuff to use in a presentation I was giving.
It’s a combination of Buster Keaton (who is, of course, in black and white), and the GREEN clad Yul Brynner as seen in “The King and I.” I vaguely recall the assignment being to combine 2 people into one illustration.
This was done in Luma dye (YES! LUMA dye! Does anyone use these anymore? Do they even make them??) and ink.
I still like this quite a bit, unlike some of my old art. This one really relates to my style now, with the black line, overabundance of pattern, and drawing style. I guess it was a foreshadowing of things to come. Never dreamed I would be doing this stuff digitally now, though!

7 comments on “Illustration Friday: Green

  • on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 10:13 am, annax said:

    wow! he is just f a b u l o u s !!

  • on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 10:45 am, Debbie said:

    Interesting image. I love the contrast between the colorful background and his face.

  • on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 10:58 am, Michelle Lana said:

    awesome work!:razz:

  • on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 4:45 pm, mrsb said:

    so colorful, a great illo to hang onto!

  • on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 5:32 pm, Pati @-;-- said:

    Awesome! I like his expression 🙂

  • on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 9:53 pm, Andrew Thornton said:

    I think it is always interesting to go back and re-visit old work and see how far you’ve come and in what ways you’ve changed. It’s funny to see what surfaces and what receeds. Very humorous illustration!

  • on Sunday, April 8, 2007 at 9:41 pm, zime said:

    OHH, I like your style!!

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