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Largest Nosering Ever

Hey folks!

Sandra Bullock just won her an Oscar at this very moment! I still need to watch 'The Blind Side.'

Anyway, I've been working on this image since last night and most of the day, in preparation for something to do while watching the Acadamy Awards, as I do every year. This is a simple image. It doesn't have a concept, it's just a portrait of a guy. A fairly typical design, by my standards, but realize I went into it wanting to work on something very simple and without too much thought.

That said, I'm happy with it. It's not perfect, it even has some glaring issues, but it's nice. And I sought to do something a little more complex with the shading (not relying at all on any gradients, only using blur once for the blush on his face - everything else is a shape made of a solid color). I have become a little too comfortable with my methods, so in that sense, I did want to challenge myself a bit.

When I finished the sketch, I noticed that it resembles an art acquaintance of mine, the name of whom I will not mention in case I'm just being weird. The alternate title for this image would have been something simple, like "The Comic Geek," for that reason, but just look at that enormous nose ring!

I should mention, I am aware that I have more important images to work on (commissions and my comic, for instance), but I felt an art block encroaching last night when I attempted to draw my very own Yoki Safari, only to be disappointed with the results. So I drew whatever came out of my left hand, I suppose.

Anyway, enjoy!

PS: 'The Hurt Locker' just won Best Picture of 2010. Guess I'm required to watch it, now. ;D

Adobe Illustrator CS, more hours than I care to admit.

This image was created by and is (c) Andrew "Drew" Green, and is not for use in any way, shape, or form without my permission first.
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dartemore's avatar
How did you do that shading on his neck??
chubrepublic's avatar
i still can't get over this! My all time favourite!
DrewGreen's avatar
Aw, thank you!
NoodleRubber's avatar
I don't see any glaring issues at all and this is coming from someone who's eye is very critical. I think it's absolutely adorable! :love:
DrewGreen's avatar
Thanks so much! I'm very glad you like it. :)
tomaz2k's avatar
Very nice!
Love your colors!
pockets1987's avatar
I kinda drooled when I saw this.
James-GF's avatar
This is beautiful on so many levels!
The linework, the colours, the expression on his face and the absolute CUTENESS of the character. I'm floored!
DrewGreen's avatar
Haha, thank you! There's actually a version 2 of this image. The line work is the same, but the colors are digitally painted instead of vectored. I actively prefer version 2 over this one, but I still like this one. Check it out and let me know your thoughts: [link] ;D
Psychorobo's avatar
OMG!!!!! This is awesome!!!
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Chemsive41's avatar
it's so... IT'S SOO.... :O

DrewGreen's avatar
Haha, uh...thanks! ;D
Mr-Jayman's avatar
Damn clever vector shading.....inspirational even.
DrewGreen's avatar
Thank you! It's not my normal method but it turned out pretty well.
ayuICHI's avatar
Super fantastic, I love it. <3
grisser's avatar
man this is amazing, especially since it's vector D:
DrewGreen's avatar
Thanks! Vector is amazing!
geminick's avatar
Whoa, this is awesome! Gotta love his smile, haha. And I really like the way you've done his hair, eyebrows and eyes! The little tattoo peeking out from under his sleeve is a nice touch as well. :)
DrewGreen's avatar
Thank you so much!
geminick's avatar
No problem! :) Keep up the good work!
yukiusagi1983's avatar
so cute.looks like me .haha.But I do not have beard.
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