Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I Love Great Literature!

9 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

The old man's getting worked, but it looks like he already got his share of punches in on the great fish. They must have left this part out of the summary of the story that I read online. Too bad - looks like this is where the action is. Nice work, Adrian.

Jedulous said...

Man, that looks good! Brings a new fun edge to the story. I like how you took a little extra time to make the atmosphere feel underwater-ish, but it's not distracting. I like the blood in the water too. He'd better get out quick, before he's gotta fight off sharks too. He looks an awful lot like a seal. Dangerous.

Swanimator said...

I want to know who wins the fight.That old man is one tough dude. He's already given the fish a black eye and knocked out one of his teeth. But the fish has taken the beating and still keeps smiling. Since the fish doesn't have to hold his breath I got to give him the edge in this contest. Am I right Adrian?

Swanimator said...

Nice underwater feel and the character designs are fun and graphic as usual.

Adrian Ropp said...

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Shane - Sometimes books miss the opportunity for great fight scenes that why people like Toon Club and Hollywood executives do their part to right this injustice.

Jed - Please don't reference jokes from Shane's blog. He's been looking for a reason to sue me since that whole Polar Bear slander issue.

Mark - In the book the old man hangs on to the fish net for three days. I figured he had to be tough. The old man wins in the end because the fish actually swallowed the tooth and it's about to clog his gills. (I don't know how fish anatomy works.)

Joe Fowler said...

Get that fish, GET 'EM!!

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Man I love the character designs you have for this drawing. I'm a huge fan of the blood in the water and the way the old man's mouth is bent out of shape.Is that photoshop your working with Adrian? It looks great, nice work.

Adrian Ropp said...

Taylor,

Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, I usually work in Photoshop because I'm too lazy to stretch the paper for my favorite medium, watercolor.

I actually posted an article about my process on my personal blog this week. Check it out if you're interested.

Joe Fowler said...

Comments make your post better... and what is YOUR deal?