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BATCH 88 Beer Poster DETAIL by Huwman BATCH 88 Beer Poster DETAIL by Huwman
A recent poster for my awesome clients at Prairie Sun Brewery. Check them out on Facebook, here:
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This is for an "oyster stout" and it's called "Batch 88" so we tried to fit in as many references to the number "8" as possible. How many can you spot? Get creative ... maybe that skull is from an 80 year old?!

Inked over traditional pencils with a Raphael 8408, #3 brush and Speedball Super Black India Ink on Strathmore Bristol board. Coloured digitally in Photoshop. Thanks for looking!
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Mamba26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great job!!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional
Thanks a lot!
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plogg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Nice one, Huw.

The suction cups look like eights.  Beethoven has eight letters in his name.  The H in "HUW" is the eighth letter of the alphabet.  The rope is wound around the broken mast eight times.  If you look at the skull sideways, the eye sockets and the bone around them sort of form an eight.  

How creative do you want us to get?  Mermaids are known to be sea dwellers, but if they also live in small lakes, and this scene takes place in the winter, there might be someone up above in skates doing a figure 8 on the ice.

(Psst...the opposite sides on a die add up to 7.)
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional
Ha, ha. The mast rope revolutions are indeed intentional, the others are greatly creative on your part! And, yeah, I got lazy with the dice and just threw on whatever numbers I liked, (except for the top ones, which add up to eight, of course). Thanks for the fave and for taking time to look this over so carefully!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice stuff, I like the use of the clam eyes to form another 8.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional
Oh, good - that's one even I didn't think of! ha, ha. I love it.
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thehorribleman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
love the poker, piano, pool playing octopus 
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional
Thanks!
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diazartist Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Less obvious ones: 8 Cylinder and maybe this happened in 1988? Nice work.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional
Ha, ha. Thanks! Now you got it. The 8 cylinder is definitely intentional (and proof of how crappy I draw technical things) but I like that this happened in 1988! I wonder how many people are getting that a standard modern piano has 88 keys ... and I was obviously going to find the laziest way possible to draw that. Anyhow, much appreciated!
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diazartist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't know about the piano keys, but now I do.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional
Yeah, some older pianos have a few less keys. I think, but 88 is standard now apparently.
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phraught Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops - I missed the 88 keys - but I think I saw 8 pieces of 8.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional
Those are pieces of 8 but there are actually more than 8 ... which means there ARE 8, I guess ... plus a couple extra. Ha, ha.
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phraught Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well - I found at least 16 - does the 16 count as two more 8's?   :)  

Nicely done - I'm guessing they're very happy with this.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional
Good work! I myself don't even know how many there are for sure. There may also be some that were not intentional, plus we like creative answers like, "the mermaid is pretty good looking; I'd say she's an 8!" (excuse the sexism), or "The skull is obviously from an 80 year old man!". ha, ha.
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! 
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional
Thanks a lot, and for the faves, too!
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mutantcomix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got it!
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