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Bakshi's Duke and Necron by Tigerfog Bakshi's Duke and Necron by Tigerfog
I have very mixed feelings about Ralph Bakshi's movies... the characters I like the most don't get enough screen time...
In this case, Duke the Crow from Fritz the Cat and Necron/Peace from Wizards.
By the time I was done, I noticed that I forgot to give Necron a pot belly, which he clearly has on all promotional pictures of Wizards as well as throughout the movie. Oh well.

I tried experimenting with a different approach this time around. This was done entirely on computer, nothing on paper.
I also tried my hand focusing on light sources and stuff.
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MolemanNineThousand Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aBusinessBoy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Yeah Duke was definitely the highlight of the first movie for me character wise. Great art!
Gallibon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duke and Bertha were my favorite characters in the movie for me.
BigMansini Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dammit Fritz, I'm dead and you STILLLLLL don't know where its at!
Nagneto Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PozegaProductions Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Cool pic!
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the lighting and especially love Duke's face:thumbsup:.
LilPinkCoupe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is cool! :) I love Duke with his switchblade...:w00t:

Yeah, I wish that the coolest characters in Bakshi's movies got more screen time, too. :D
Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I share your mixed feelings. Really his work is so hit and miss and it seems to me like there's more miss because he just doesn't seem to put as much effort as he could have. He focuses way too much on making his work more "adult" as opposed to being "mature", if you know what I mean.

Great job on this though.
JohnSpartan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
What do you think of American Pop? his best work eh? a unique, underrated and emotional animated drama with a fantastic soundtrack from vaudeville to early 80s rock. Recommended.

And what do you think of stuff like Urotsukidoji, Wicked City and Ninja Scroll?
Psycho-Werekitsune Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had actually never heard of American Pop until now. Looks like I'm going to have to give it a watch and see what it's all about.

Yoshiaki Kawajiri's work is, much like Bakshi's, very hit and miss, in my opinion. I mean Ninja Scroll was fantastic, but Wicked City, not so much. Don't get me wrong, it had plenty of potential, but the execution seemed sloppy to me. Urotsukidoji was really good though, I think it was ahead of it's time.
AQUARules Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Love Necron/Peace's flows beautifully!!! Great job!
MysticM Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Im sure I have seen that guy on the right somewhere before... with a scantly clad fairy or something.
SKMiles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
oh god I remember fritz the cat! Duke looks awesome
KentaruZ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Writer
wow, this is amazing! :D
stec-corduroyroad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whoa whoa! Bakshi fan work? The guy's a legend!
revereche Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thought on seeing preview image: "Haha, what is that, Psy-Crow? I love that guy!"
First thought on seeing full image: "Oh. Oh, it's . . . oh. :[ Now I'm sad."

Wizards did the most bizarrely terrible job of vilifying what it was fighting to promote - technology and minorities. I couldn't force myself to finish it, so I researched the rest of it as well as I could instead =P Duty as animation nerd: COMPLETE.

Poor Duke.
Rai-len Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice job
Rai-len Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Bakshi. im a fan of him
JosephineLithius Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ralph Bakshi killed Fritz the Cat. And I really don't see how. The first movie wasn't that awful. XD
anime1999 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So hard core , it same those tow character are under develop
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