It's Claude Daria
as comedian Steve Martin!
This image is done in the spirit of the Daria
end credit sequence.
Claude is a talent scout from the Amazon Modeling Agency in the season 1 episode, "This Year's Model." You can read a little more about Claude here: dariawiki.org/wiki/Claude
Steve Martin is a comedian well known for his many appearances on early "Saturday Night Live" episodes and then films such as "The Jerk," "Three Amigos," and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Before all of that was his stand up comedy which regularly sold out stadiums. His absurdist comedy stylings and banjo playing set him apart from other stand acts of the 1970s.
It's kinda tricky to use real people as the basis for an alter-ego unless they have some kind of signature look, and I thought the classic white-suited, arrow through the head, banjo sporting Steve Martin would fit that bill. Claude has that nice short, light colored hair, plus I think he could use a good laugh at himself.
I don't know much about the anatomy of banjos, so sorry, banjo enthusiasts! I just wanted something that in the end passed for a banjo rather than being 100% accurate. I think I succeeded there.
Pencil on paper. Digital inking, colour, and effects in Adobe Photoshop 7.
Pose reference: www.deviantart.com/senshistock…
Other Daria character alter egos: bloodywilliam.deviantart.com/g…
Or you can check me out on the Daria Wiki: www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.p…