January 20, 2009

174: A Nasty Case Of The Smurfs

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I had no ideas for Illustration Friday's theme of pale, and I wasn't set on doing much of anything in the next little while as I prep my spare time to do some work for the local chapter of the GDC.


But I was putting away clothes and caught a glimpse of the Smurfs All Star Show LP I won in the fall during a quiz game at Cinemath̬que's second cereal-and-cartoons marathon. I pictured a portrait of a smurf matched with its closest-matching Pantone swatch Р"Smurf blue" as it were Рand also paler varieties with their own companion swatches. Kind of neat, if not a bit gimmicky.

I tried instead to make my own take on a sickly-looking smurf (a caricature of a cartoon, harder than it sounds), using "pale" in terms of illness. The absolute palest, sickliest, smurfliest smurf-smurfing smurf I could come up with – in a fairly short time span.

Currently my Smurf remains nameless, so if you have a suggestion now's the time to pipe up.

13 comments:

enigma said...

i love smurf and love your version of them. great!

Dusik said...

lol! he got a big nose :)
he doesn't look too happy

Maldito Columpio said...

Cool smurf... I will go with "picassian-smurf"
:-)

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screamy mimi said...

Really great! I'm thinking "Boozy Smurf." You do such awesome stuff every week!

Dave said...

Since most of their names were descriptive, I'll go with "Lushy" or "Hungover" Smurf, (interesting that the word Smurf doesn't register as a misspelled word in my browser...) *Ahem* Just with the nipples exposed and the underpants, loopy eyes and swollen nose, blotchy skin...see?

Dave

cathleen said...

Love your style and color! Great job!

Mary said...

he looks a bit evil! well illustrated, but evil.

Cherrill said...

His expression reminds me of Sloth from the Goonies. I mean that in a good way.

Danyell said...

Ha a- great!

Dave said...

I wish I could remember who it was that said it, but I was watching TV or possibly listening to the radio and a guy said "If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?"

Now we know...

Doug said...

Terminal Smurf is my suggestion.
Love the stylization. It reminds me a bit of John Kricfalusi's version of The Jetsons for some reason.

maeengan said...

Trainspotter Smurf.

This Smurf chooses life!