Friday, March 10, 2006

Harvey the Ghoul



This week's Illustration Friday challenge is 'Tattoo'.
So, going back many years I remembered an illustration I did. A woman (her name was Cynzia) saw me photocopying it and wanted a copy to take to a tattoo parlour.

I don't know what it is that makes attractive women want to permanently tattoo my artwork to their bodies, but I guess I shouldn't complain. At least I'm getting free gallery displays everytime a gal goes to the beach...

:-D

22 Comments:

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous faun said...

i like it.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger steve said...

You are most kind, Faun !
:-)

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger The Unknown said...

Great illo.
Maybe the woman that got the tattoo was trying to say she was a man eater?
love

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger steve said...

Hah ! I never thought of that, Unknown.
Love back at ya...

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Daniel M. Davis said...

I like monsters, and so, I really like this weeks illustration. Eating bones, I guess. Thanks for posting.

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger isay said...

so fine line strokes. i have deleted the first one because i don't want you to think i didn't like your illustration. but i know you know a little about me already steve.

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger steve said...

There is a monster lurking in all of us, DanielMDavis. That's why we have Halloween !
:-D

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger steve said...

Too late Isay, I saw it. Relax. I'm not offended. This drawing was MEANT to offend and disturb viewers. I'm glad I read your post before you deleted it, because what you typed was what I was looking for.
A strong emotional reaction.

Don't be afraid to be honest, kiddo. I won't bite ( I may nibble a bit so be warned ). :-D
The lines turned out pretty good on this one. Glad you liked it, even if it upset you...

:-)

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger isay said...

something like this reminds me of silence of the lambs and hannibal. that movie was too scary but i like anthony hopkins and jodie foster....

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger steve said...

'Silence of the Lambs' also gave me the creeps, Isay. So did 'Seven' with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.

Actually this drawing is based on Howard Phillips Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, most notably the short story- 'Pickman's Model'.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Mick said...

Tattoos, beautiful women, the beach...is this a great country or what, Steve?

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger steve said...

I hear ya, Mick !
Some canvas's are more interesting than others...
:-D

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Rowantree said...

Terrific illo, great work with strokes !

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

steve you are so good! it is disturbing and amazing! I prefer acorn girl above but this is so compelling. You are great at hoofs and gnarly fingers and muscles and on and on!!! Amazing!

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Good ill. Steve but I sure wouldn't want one! Have a good week!

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

great work… must be nice to have someone want one of your illustrations forever theirs…

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger isay said...

i am back-brad p amd morgan f was very good in that movie-the only thing that i didn't liked was it was so dark all the time. it did not served the purpose.....because it was annoying.

'have to go now

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Interesting image Steve. It is so well done that I hate not to look at it, but I'm about to fix dinner....so I am writing this with my eyes closed.

 
At 6:22 PM, Anonymous janey said...

This is divine. And I don't want to know what dinner is.

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger Katili said...

This is so great, I love the salt thing, gives me the giggles. Great drawing work and a fine tattoo.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hiya, Rowantree! Thanks !

It all comes from comparative anatomy studies over the years, ValGalArt. That and being friends with the friendly neighborhood ghouls...
:-D

But ghouls make great recyclers, Joe...
:-D

Problem is Micheal O'connell, most women want Unicorns, not monsters. Oh well.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger steve said...

Y'know Isay, I also think they went too far with the gloomy scenery. It's all because of the film stock they used, it was purposefully grainy and grayish. David Fincher was experimenting during this period of his career.

You are so talented, Ginger ! I have to open my eyes to cook, otherwise I burn myself...:-D. Seriously, thanks for the compliment !
:-)

Oh, Harvey is just having SOMEONE over for dinner. I'd invite you over, Janey, but I don't think you would like games such as 'skull bowling'...
:-D

Ya gotta season the meat, Katili...
:-D

 

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