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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Match


Wierd. When I went to edit my post in "blogger.com", I accidently hit "save draft" and everything disappeared and I couldn't retrieve it. Does anyone in cyberspace-land know how to get my post back after "saving it as a draft" in blogger? Much appreciated. (Anyways, I will retype and repost what I had earlier. Here's goes.)

This week's IF word was "match". It took a bunch of research on the web to get it all together. First, I had to research how a "sumo" wrestler looked. I found it intriguing to see how they start a match putting their 600 pounds on their tiny tippy toes like a ballerinas. Next, I had to see how their little loin clothes worked front to back. I found out they were like huge g-strings for the plus size. That was one thing I had to get in the final painting (and I did. lol.) Finally, their hairdoos. Thinking back to the latest "Star Wars" movies with Natalie Portman, I liked that so I used her 'doo. What would an illustrator do without the internet?

11 comments:

Diane Duda said...

well worth the effort...very nice!

IdiotHead said...

Nice job. I wonder if Sumo wrestlers are at all self-conscious. They don't seem to be. Glad you made the effort to post.
8^)

baggelboy said...

cowboydog
I put my money on the one on the left.

JO said...

Nice piece, you have a great style. I like the line quality of your work.

jen said...

love your sketchy style, with the splashes of watercolour in there... is it water colour? great effect though, nice tones too.

.leo. said...

hahaha so funny and great style...:D

C. Bennett said...

Great picuture. Thanks for composing it so i could see fatman g-string:P.

rachel stoleru said...

great characters! i love this illo.

estherc said...

i'm not sure if that guy is trying to intimidate the other or he is just in pain because of the floss you stuck up his bunguss?! so cute and funny ...and well researched!!!

aynaku said...

you have a great hand...like their pose and expressions as well.

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