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WALT KELLY POGO recreation

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By SKY-BOY   |   
Published: August 2, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 SKY-BOY
This recreation is the latest of my continuing series of studies of the comic art masters that have had a major influence on my early art development.

This original Pogo piece was done by the great Walt Kelly in 1971. (It contains his famous line, "We have met the enemy and he is us.") I personally consider Kelly the greatest funny animal artist ever!

My recreation was done on 11"x 17" bristol (with image size measuring 10 1/2" x 12 1/2") with brush, and india ink. The lettering was done by hand with Speedball quill pens.
Image size
4296x5127px 1.82 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh
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IktomiPaint's avatar
IktomiPaint Traditional Artist
Great comic!
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MagicPeterPanHobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ComicInksProfessional Artist
Love it. And the lettering :)
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanx! The lettering was the hardest part for me.
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ComicInksProfessional Artist
Well that's because you are super master inker so it's easy for you LOL
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NickMockoviakProfessional Traditional Artist
Damn Gary, you're knocking out home run after home run with these!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanx! Just tryin to keep my skills honed.
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jhames34Professional Traditional Artist
I never knew Walt Kelly was a funny animal!! Now I respect him even more!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
A funny animal that can draw! Don't sell him short!
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jhames34Professional Traditional Artist
I ain't sellin' him NOTHIN'!
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DarylTProfessional Filmographer
Very nice.
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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DarylTProfessional Filmographer
Looks just like it.
ProphetEKA's avatar
ProphetEKAProfessional Traditional Artist
Very nice line quality. Your lettering is spot on, too.

A Damn fine job, indeed. = )
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Atlas0's avatar
Atlas0Professional Digital Artist
Not familiar with this, but I did quite enjoy seeing it. Great job =)
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanx! Do yourself a favor and look up Walt Kelly's work. I promise it'll make you a better artist!
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Atlas0Professional Digital Artist
Will do! :salute:
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sapienstoonzProfessional General Artist
Love this strip.
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