It's Brian Danielson from Daria
as Lloyd Dobler from the movie Say Anything...
This image is done in the spirit of the Daria
end credit sequence.
You may or may not remember character Brian Danielson from his one on screen appearance on Daria
in the season 2 episode "I Don't" in which he married Daria's cousin Erin. In season 5 it is revealed that their marriage is not doing so well, and on the possible verge of divorce.
And that, my friends, is why we have Brian doing his very best John Cusack impression. Loads of people consider the scene from "Say Anything..." in which Lloyd stands outside of Diane's window with a boombox to be quite the romantic way to try and win someone back after a break up. Brian and Erin's rocky marriage made me think Brian as Lloyd would be a great mash-up.
I have to say that while I despise having to render fabric folds, I kinda surprised myself with how well these ended up. I guess when you're using a direct photo reference, it makes that stuff easier.
I do feel like I have to point out that while studying the movie poster to draw this, I couldn't make out what was going on with the pant legs at the ankles. First of all, it looks like he has on some kind of high top Nike sneakers, that lace up but have some kind of velcro strap at the top?? Then it looks like his sweat pants are maybe bound in some way? Like he wrapped a bandana around his ankles for some reason? Because 1980s, that's why? I really don't know. I tried to fake it. Hopefully it doesn't look like crap.
For more on the Daria
character Brian Danielson, you can read his entry on the Daria Wiki here: www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.p…
Pencil on paper. Digital inking, colour, and effects in Adobe Photoshop 7.
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Or you can check me out on the Daria Wiki: www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.p…