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Tornadoboy

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« on: 03-22-2008 11:18 »

I've been promising some of you that I'd be making my fan-art debut. Well here it is!  smile

This first batch is part of an ongoing series, inspired by the sloganeering aesthetic of certain street artists and one of my favorite bands, the Manic Street Preachers.

The first one I consider the best of all, but it has a swear word, so clicky: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/Tornadoboy/Futurama/fyc-1.jpg







(Bender's eyes have been kicking my ass. Who knew they'd be so tricky?)
Marcus
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« Reply #1 on: 03-22-2008 12:22 »

(Bender in general kicks my ass, steals my wallet, and then calls the cops to arrest me for loitering in a pool of my own ineptitude. Ineptitude and blood. I can _never_ get him right.)

Fry looks great in your first, sweary pic - moody yet apathetic, good fit for the slogan  big grin Impressed that you've got the relative scales between characters so well-matched (something I certainly find challanging) - they look great in Sweary and You Love Us in particular.

Slogans on clothes/bodies are difficult to get right - the body isn't flat, and you have to adjust/skew the letters to get it right. Sweary-pic and The Pure Motive suffer from this, though Bender's OK - his just need a gentle arcing effect, as he's  a cylinder. Similar thing with legs/arms - remember they're 3 dimensional  objects with curves and contours and you're laughing (e.g. Fry's upper body in Sweary is great, while his legs are less realistically done).

Cool idea, look forward to further developments!
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #2 on: 03-22-2008 12:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2008 12:36 »

"Sweary." I like that. LOL

I was having some problems with the lettering, too. I think I got it a bit more correct on Pure Motive, whereas on Sweary, I tried to run a stretch filter on it (I still have the original scan for comparison purposes here.)

I see what you're saying about the arms and legs. Perhaps I'll get on it and touch it up. I must admit it looked better in my skechbook than it does on here. Heh.

More to come. Also, don't forget to peep the sketch of my character from "The Suck," on show in the thread of the same name.     smile
Frisco17

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« Reply #3 on: 03-22-2008 18:52 »

Very nice indeed. For the record though you don't have to link "sweary" words. You can pretty much just say it. For example I'm sure you've heard of a guy name Coldangel.
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #4 on: 03-22-2008 18:55 »

Thanks, Frisco.  smile

Just being safe, though. That, and I copied the message straight from when I posted it at TLZ and couldn't be arsed to change it.
tyraniak

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« Reply #5 on: 03-22-2008 19:21 »

good job tornadoboy
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #6 on: 03-22-2008 19:23 »

T'ank you very much.
Kryten

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« Reply #7 on: 03-23-2008 00:56 »

I love Bender's new "tattoo". Kinda says it all.
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #8 on: 03-23-2008 06:49 »

It does, doesn't it?  big grin
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #9 on: 03-24-2008 06:24 »

Bonus sketch!

tyraniak

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« Reply #10 on: 03-24-2008 11:55 »

nice job, keep up the good work
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #11 on: 03-24-2008 14:37 »

Thank you.  smile
Marcus
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« Reply #12 on: 03-24-2008 16:32 »

<looks at pic. Pic looks at him. Points to Tornadoboy>

"Eat him, he has brains!"

Good disgusting pic, well done!  big grin Like the tombstone teeth and bloodshot eyes in particular. Maybe worth considering lopping off Fry's nose to see a zombie-approved nasal cavity instead?

And is that a go at an Amy I see...? Promises much!
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #13 on: 03-24-2008 18:20 »

Glad you like it! This was kind of an accident. It started out regularly with me trying to give Fry an open-mouthed smile with teeth showing...and it was all downhill from there. LOL Perhaps a full-scale rendition is in the offing...

Yes, on the next page I did try to do Amy and Farnsworth from memory. The latter kinda ended up looking like a bespectacled mound of poo, so I have my next challenges cut out for me!
HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #14 on: 03-26-2008 00:54 »

I absolutely love to see people share their pencil sketches, Tornadoboy!!  They are all great!!  My favorite is the Zombie Fry.  I really love all Zombie movies no matter how good or bad they be!!  So I love a Zombie Fry!!  ---Sounds like the making of a really bad love song!!  I also love all vampire movies no matter how good or bad they are!!  Do you have any vampire Futuramas???!!! wink
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #15 on: 03-26-2008 06:11 »

Thanks, Brecky! I do not have any other drawings in the manner of Zombie Fry, but I'm starting to think I should.  smile
HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #16 on: 03-26-2008 06:26 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2008 00:00 »

ALRIGHTY, then!!  We're on the right track now!!  ;)edit-  Er... you're on the right track!  What the heck, do I have a mouse in my pocket? My dad use to say that when I was a wee one and started saying, 'we' a lot!  You do good stuff! wink
limegreenaffair

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« Reply #17 on: 04-19-2008 19:09 »

These are pretty good! I agree with all of Marcus's comments and I especially love how Fry looks in the sweary pic. He looks way to cool for school (by which of course I mean Mars U...)
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #18 on: 04-20-2008 18:44 »

Hehehehe. Thanks a lot for the support, mate.

Hopefully it won't be too long til I get some new stuff on here!
Marcus
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« Reply #19 on: 04-21-2008 16:30 »

Hurrah!
Tornadoboy

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« Reply #20 on: 04-21-2008 18:50 »

No hurrahs yet, Marcus. I've got a little something called "finals" to get through before I can start devoting more time to fanstuff.

I didn't notice Brecky's edit til now. Thanks so much.  smile

To give you lot a hint on my upcoming stuff, I'm working on a depiction of Hermes based on a Fry quote from "How Hermes Requisitioned..." (it shouldn't take you long to figure out which one  wink )

I've also had some thoughts about a Rastafarian Leela. Not sure how that would work out. LOL
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