Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Back in the Saddle...

Wow! Maybe an old fart can make this stuff work!

Anyway, I've been working on a piece for my daughter's husband. He's a big fan of the "Sopranos." I have a piece started, which I will do in Adobe Illustrator, but I changed directions when my daughter told me she wanted her husband to be in "Tony's Crew." So it's not only Tony, Paulie, Christopher and Silvio, but she wants Big Pussy, Adrianna...I love her to death, but my daughter can be a bit of a pain.

With that came the idea of doing the "Sopranos" as if they were being done by '60's Hanna/Barbera. I've even bandied about the idea of actually doing them in another venue ala "The Flintstones." BID.

Here's my version of Tony.

Here's my version of Bobby.

I'm still working on Paulie...not quite sure what to do with his hands.

I like the way this one of Big Pussy turned out...

Others are on the way. I have headshots of Chris, Silvio, and Furio that are coming along. The downside of the project is that to do things with likenesses, I prefer to watch video along with studying photos. Just having the photos can be deceptive. The video, or drawing someone live, gives a better overall impression to create from.

Well that's it for now. I'm in the midst of cleaning out my pigsty of a studio. Amazing what I've found.


Kirk Chritton said...

Brilliant. Love the concept of Sopranos via HB animation sytle!!

Mike Worley said...

I hope to have the finished piece done by Thursday.