Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Illustration Friday: Surprise

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The New Brewster's Millions, 2005 • graphite and Photoshop®

The title, of course, is a nod to the late Richard Pryor.
The idea, though, came from reading a lot of Bob Fingerman's work. That guy is a freakin' genius. Reading his work is like a New York travelogue, f'real. Totally gritty. I may have achieved 1/25th of said grit here. Hey, did I give this dude enough of a "holy s**t" face? I'm not sure.

Here's a link to the larger version, which you could use as a desktop if you wanna.

16 comments:

ValGalArt said...

yeah, I think you can tell this guy can't believe his luck! excellent work and nod!

Amy said...

You definately got the OH MY GOD! look. Love how only the money's colored. Now, where do you find one of those cans?

String said...

Nice nod.

carla said...

Yeah - he sure looks surprised! I like the black & white with the green dollars...makes them really stand out! It makes me think of the scene in Run Lola Run when the bum on the subway looks in the bag Manni left behind and sees all that money. He was one happy guy! Good job:>

aly de villers said...

A good suprise!

Holly said...

Yes-that face definitely says holy s**t. That would be nice-especially this time of the year, non? Cheers!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Yeah, you caputred the holy sh*t look perfectly.

Jeope said...

Holy sh*t!

Nice foreground hand & plumber's crack. But why the American cash? Coulda been so much more with a pile of loonies comin' outta the can.

Queen Tut said...

Good sketch! I like your perspective!

Janet said...

...like it!...I need that kind of surprise!

KaRLa said...

Yeahhhhh thats a really surprise nice done,, nice pencil work

The Sensualist said...

Dude, I found five bucks last night and I think my face looked about 1/10 of that. (OK, I'm broke)!
Good job. This is filed under the catagory of a "pleasant" surprise. More than pleasant. Downright ruling!

Allan L. said...

Thanks, folks...y'all really made my day. :D

Alina Chau said...

COOOOL illo!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

woha!! what a twisted karma!

irvine said...

yikes! that robber is so lucky! hope he doesnt gamble it lol! that's bad.. tsssk!