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Chicago - Drummers

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Published: May 2, 2009
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A comic inspired my trip to Chicago.
It's part of a project about the sounds we encountered.

This was an attempt to try and capture visually the sound of the street drummers. I used photos I took of water to create the splashes of 'sound' and some of the other ripply textures. The bright colours are meant to feel kind of carnival-like and celebratory with the one contrasting panel showing the reality of them being essentially buskers. The ghost like things are their chanting voices.
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sillywormHobbyist Traditional Artist
the bucket boys! <3
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betteoProfessional Digital Artist
Total awesome for this. :eye:
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This kind of reminds me of the blue man group, nice job.
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I like panel seven. For all their skill the realty is they're playing on the street and so few people give them anything.
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ggatzProfessional General Artist
awesomeneess!
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MumblingIdiotProfessional
Thanks!
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InkyDinkyWhoProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh I like this one too, love the colors.
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MumblingIdiotProfessional
Thanks!
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InkyDinkyWhoProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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antlercat-anonProfessional Traditional Artist
This is so alive...I really like it - you definitely got the feeling across, if that makes sense. :heart: I like your Chicago series!
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MumblingIdiotProfessional
Glad you like it!
It's a bit different this one and 'non-drawing' based I guess, but I was really happy with how it turned out.

Thank you!
There's 5 more on the way too. In theory..
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