November 24, 2008

166: Opinions Are Like Belly Buttons...

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... everybody's got one. That's the inspiration behind my submission for Illustration Friday's fun theme of opinion. And really, there's not a whole lot to say after that.

I went with this variation after doodling a few concepts while watching Patrick Roy Night on Hockey Night In Canada (after a pre-psychotic Theo Fleury, Roy was my favourite player growing up). Perhaps he served as a subconscious inspiration, as Mr. Roy let fly more than a few of his opinions over his career.

After scanning, I cleaned up a few errant sketchy bits, removed a shticky speech bubble, and then added the subtle background and typography (Rosewood Fill is the face; overused, but I still enjoy it). There's plenty of ink detail, lost in this view, that can be seen larger here on Flickr.

12 comments:

neilornstein said...

very nicely done

Jeope said...

Thanks, sir!

gJM said...

His expression is great and i love the grungy effect you added. Well done.

Zari said...

great composition and original concept!

pricklypearbloom said...

overused, yes, but I do so like this font.

Michael O'Connell said...

great work… done with style and an obvious great eye… and while rosewood is overused… i still like it too…

Maldito Columpio said...

In Spain we say "opinions are like ass... everybody has one. :D

Jeope said...

Ha! That's hilarious. I guess this is the PG version.

amber perrodin said...

ha!...i love it. i especially like the time and thoughts that you put into your work...thats to be appreciated!

Anthony Woodward said...

I was going to say that I use the A-Hole version too ;)
The drawing reminds me of Sam Kieth

pRiyA said...

hahaha...wonderful work!

Fusaro said...

great work! Excellente