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Popeye meets Eugene the Jeep

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A Popeye drawing from two weeks ago, done very quickly. I wanted to upload it to the Scraps, because I don't like it much. There's something weird about it, and I can't pinpoint what's the problem (if any). Anybody wants to confirm my opinion, or tell me few reasons why I should change my mind?

Another Popeye from me: [link]

Popeye and Eugene the Jeep (C) King Features Syndicate and the Hearst Corporation
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X-distroyer's avatar
Heh heh really aweome work.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
The Jeep's forebears came from the 4th Dimension, hence it's teleporting power and it's foreknowing the FUTURE ! It also had the power to shrivel witches !

Only Segar drew canonical Popeye. Successors turned the characters into chuckleheads -and the last artist, Bobby London, so offended the newspaper syndicate that he was fired ,the story scrapped and the strip went permanently into re-runs.
Which was a pity. Bobby London was the closest to a successful modern reinvention of Popeye.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
That is debatable at best.
Bobby London was a pornographer for National Lampoon. I've never seen any SFW material from him. Dirty Duck was a pervert who went all the way.
Dabblinguy's avatar
Cool take on the characters- I like old timey feel of the style here =D
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SuperLeviathan's avatar
I think the "stiches" on the jeeps mouth actually look pretty Segarian, if that's a word.
helgaleena's avatar
the only tiny flaw is the Jeep's mouth that looks sewed shut, so poor Jeepy looks like a stuffed toy. Otherwise it's wonderful to see this great hero freshened up.
IvoryPlume's avatar
Aww. Eugene the Jeep. I haven't seen that thing in forever. <3
an-xperience's avatar
it is what it is
MeGaDuDeX's avatar
Aghaghaghagha ghaghaghahg

Great Popeye pic.
Granitoons's avatar
ooouuuwwww well whaddaya kneeeewwww....
miss-strychnine's avatar
Scraps? :ohnoes: NO WAY!
This is another awesome pic; just as good as all the rest! :D
Plus, Popeye is the man ;) lol
HammersonHoek's avatar
Thank you :bounce:
By the way, your avatar looks very familiar. You didn't stole it from certain other Deviant? ;)
miss-strychnine's avatar
:XD: Yes I stole it from myself :ohnoes: (just in case you didn't read the last comment i sent, it's Everybodyshimmy91 writing this...Only...I changed my account)
Granitoons's avatar
Oh may garshk! I can't see anythin' embarasking about this! I love the clouds and the swirly bits.
HammersonHoek's avatar
Thanks, I'm glad that you like it! :)
As you know, I can be my own worst critic sometimes :D
The main problem I had with this drawing is in Popeye's pose (can't define it yet, just feel there's something awkward about it), and the lack of eye-contact between characters. Jeep looks OK, I wouldn't change anything on him.
Granitoons's avatar
You don't always have to have eye contact (especially considering Popeye's...pop eyes!) but it's healthy to be critical of one's own work. I salute you attitude!
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