This week's pick:


Monday, February 1, 2010

TORPEDO by Mr. Hawthorne



Before any of you accuse me of being too ambitious for painting my entry this week, remember that Bernet and Toth both drew TORPEDO. Wasn't shit I was gonna do with just ink that was gonna come close to what those two masters, both artistic heroes of mine, did. So, I did some shuckin' and jivin' and hoped for the best...

Also, sorry for the bad scan.

Mike

28 comments:

Urban Barbarian said...

Yikes that's scary! Wow, Mike!

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Holy cow, Mike. Beautiful work, the values are just blowing me away here. Great scowl.

ANDY KUHN said...

holy crap, dude! that's awesome!

Mark said...

Torpedo! Good idea, chaps.

My word verification is "evoll". How apt.

james corcoran said...

Have always loved Torpedo, looks great really looking forward to the rest of the week!

Declan Shalvey said...

That's class man. A lot of freakin' work like.

Steve Bryant said...

You?

Suck.

Great work, as usual, Mike. You've consistently set the bar high for the rest of of...3 weeks and going strong!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. :)

TORPEDO, and in fact Jordi Bernet, are favorites of mine so hopefully that shows here. Bernet is one of my biggest influences of my early work, and continues to have a say in how I draw now.

Not to mention Toth!

Steve - You guys are all monsters. If I take it easy, you'll all eat me alive! ;)

Best,
Mike

Ron Salas said...

That looks frigging unbelievable.
Thank you.

tomfowler said...

really really really nice, sir.

Francesco Francavilla said...

DANG! I feel like I have been hit with an iron fist in my face! Gorgeous washes and perspective, Mike. SOmehow I really love how the "white" blood fades out in the sidewalk cracks.

It's on! ;)

Cheers,
Francesco

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Wow! This is amazing! This is gonna be a week of really cool art! :)

Mitch Gerads said...

Mike, Mike Mike. Next week, maybe you should put a little more effort in.

Man, this is incredible. The varying tones and just the clean but corrupt style is absolutely stunning. Couldn't be more impressed and more intimidated.

Hawthorne, always startin' us strong!

Dan McDaid said...

This thing has so much attitude!

A brilliant piece Mike - feel like we're spying on this sordid scene from a first floor window.

Jeff McComsey said...

Wow!
Not only is this this an awesome piece but you guys have picked a character I totally love to read! I believe Dynamite is re releasing Torpedo in hard cover. Btw. I love the blood running down the cracks in the cobblestones!

Declan Shalvey said...

Yeah, the white blood is a really nice touch

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Hey! You folks are entirely too nice to me. You're gonna spoil me! ;)

Anyway, I thank you and am really eager to see everyone's work this week! Luca is too fun to draw! :)

Mike

Bill Reinhold said...

Wow, cool Mike! Great take on the character! And you picked an angle Bernet would never do.
Are you just daring everyone else?

-B*

Alex Toon Deligiannis said...

Wow. Friggin amazing; love the downshot, and the values are excellent!

WILFREDO TORRES said...

Bad.Ass.Seriously.

Craig Zablo said...

Wow.

Great idea, love the perspective, everything works.

Congrats.

laura said...

This is b-a-n-a-n-a-s! Bananas awesome that is!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

HA HA! You folks are awesome! Thank you! You make me blush :)

Mike

Mike Exner III said...

The perspective on this is absolutely killer, and I love the blood effect washing through the brick. Really excellent piece of art.

samax said...

DAMN! I turn my back for a minute and you cranked out a DOPE Torpedo piece!
pure fire, sir!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks fellas. I do my best ;)

Mike

Coolguy 2004 said...

love the brick work and the different tones you reached with the inks/ink wash?

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks!

It's actually a mix of water color and acrylic.

Best,
mike