Monday, January 22, 2007

Illustration Friday-Super Hero


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This is my entry for Illustration Friday's topic "Super Hero"!

I was less than thrilled with the chosen topic. I don't do character stuff, but I really admire those who do. So, what the hell, why not try? Anyway, I thought of my idea, which I hope you think is funny. (I hope you get it, period. It refers to a relatively current series of tabloid episodes.) I drew the shapes in Freehand and colored and shaded in Photoshop. Created specifically for this challenge.

What do you think??? And let me know if you "got it".

***Addendum: In recents weeks and months, numerous young female celebrity females have been graphically photographed (and posted to the web...) getting out of limos while NOT wearing underwear. So I created Underpants Man ready to provide underpants to those who have forgotten theirs, thus making the world a safer place for the rest of us.

32 Comments:

Blogger studio lolo said...

I love the illo Scott. Very retro feel to it! I'm racking my brain trying to get the reference though. Clue me in! Or maybe I'll keep checking back to see if someone gets it :)

January 22, 2007 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get it. Bringing pants on the red carpet to make the world safe. Clever! We need someone to save those crazy girls from themselves :-) Love the armor ides so he can protect himself
Bon

January 22, 2007 8:05 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

I thought at first he'd been polishing the car with them, that's how innocent I am! :)

Then I thought maybe he'd removed them from the car before someone's wife found them and there was an incident.

And finally, I clued in! Maybe it's because I don't know any girls who do this, though he does look happy in his work.

A fine, immediate graphic - really eye-catching composition and great colour choices. Robotguy is a nice bit of character design!

January 22, 2007 8:16 PM  
Blogger Larry Lee said...

At first, I had no clue. But, as I read the other comments, it finally hit me. I'm sure Disney and the Mickey Mouse Club must be proud of the way their alums have behaved themselves.
Nice work. I like the look here.

January 22, 2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

This is too funny, Ian Ts comment is almost as funny as the picture, both LOL.
he has his work cut out for him, but you know, he looks to be enjoying.
so much fun and sharp limo and lettering!

January 22, 2007 8:35 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

i like the graphic look of your illo scott, feels very retro. lovely!

January 22, 2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...

I like your art a lot! it seems very dramatic and intense, because of the expression and the colours you use.. Seems like a protest design card or something like that, awesome work!

January 23, 2007 2:34 AM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

don't worry about the topic....just ignore it and post what you like

January 23, 2007 3:11 AM  
Blogger buep said...

Hallo Scott! I also like it a lot. It's very funny and like somebody already said, this retro style is great! Thanks for your comments too :)

January 23, 2007 3:42 AM  
Anonymous tekentijger said...

Haha, great idea!

January 23, 2007 5:18 AM  
Blogger regimages said...

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January 23, 2007 6:07 AM  
Blogger Maarit said...

Haha, I guess somebody's gotta do it. I hope he has a sponsor though, I doubt that they'd wear K-mart stuff...

January 23, 2007 6:22 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

i didn't get it either, but i don't keep up with the tabloids much. still, the style is great and the colors are fab-a-roo! my wife and i got a chuckle.

January 23, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger demosthenes said...

i didn't get it either, but i don't keep up with the tabloids much. still, the style is great and the colors are fab-a-roo! my wife and i got a chuckle.

January 23, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

(of course I get it.... ) and I liked your illustrated take on the subject. Who knows what this super hero will be asked to provide next!

BTW thanks for visiting our Picture Bookies Blog site!

January 23, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

this is really cute i love how he doesnt wear any underwear.

January 23, 2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger dizzyjadey said...

Hey, he's wearing his underwear on his hand! Fun illo!

January 23, 2007 6:08 PM  
Blogger Ken Chandler said...

So if, despite your mother's constant warnings, do don't wear clean underwear in public, then have a car accident, and another accident that soils your already unclean underwear, that's when Underpant-Man appears and saves the day. Funny!

January 23, 2007 9:09 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Providing underpants for starlets who are willing to provide free money shots for us? What the hell kind of super-hero is that???

January 24, 2007 1:33 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

hahaaha very funny- and great illustration too!-- but I guess UM would kinda spoil the fun a bit

January 24, 2007 2:46 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Haha i get it and love it! you always do a topical idea and i love that!!! i hate to break it to yall but my best male friend was the doorman @ Bev. Hills Hotel and the St. James Club and the ladies have been giving these bird's eye views famous or not for years... They should teach all girls the art of getting out of a car in a dress, right? Great work Scott!

January 24, 2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Ha! Great retro feel to the car and the man with the plan. Timely, too.

January 24, 2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger r.prat said...

wow love the idea!!! hahaha nice work!!!

January 25, 2007 6:34 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

I gotta be honest and say i "didn't get" the joke at first.. But it's one of those pieces that if you read what the article(that this illo could be printed for) about, then you get it ;)

It's a very technically good image.. but you gotta read the article to get it.

Personally, my everyday challenge is to draw images that "tell" something. And for the most part, something that's universal and that most people will get.

That's why i love blogs.. you can post something.. and get automatic feedback! And i dont mind constructive critism too.. it all helps ;)

Thanx for visiting my site btw.. good to hear from a fellow artist.

ariel

January 25, 2007 11:49 AM  
Blogger Ariel said...

one other thing.. Maybe if you'd thrown in a celebrity in there(*somehow showing no panties.."PG" of course ;) The idea could have come across more.

Just a thought :)

January 25, 2007 11:52 AM  
Blogger Stacia said...

Very clever...great sense of humor. I originally thought it was a reference to the children's book series, "Captain Underpants"...

January 25, 2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Sadly he was too late to save Britney, or maybe she was too freaked out by a Robot giving away underpants? He is a pretty cool aqua robot though, so I would accept his offering of underpants. Yes indeed.

January 25, 2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger Margarida GirĂ£o said...

Oh yeah!!

January 26, 2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

THat's one cool robot character!

January 30, 2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Definitely original! You did a great job on those robot arms, and the composition is pretty playful with the winding red carpet. Cool piece!

January 30, 2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Great idea!

January 30, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

is me again!...

you have been tagged, my friend! - go here please:
http://frankhilzerman.blogspot.com/2007/02/cat-candle-and-some-wackiness.html

February 03, 2007 7:06 AM  

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