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Friday, February 5, 2010

TORPEDO by tom fowler



not entirely certain how successful this one was. both in tone and composition (in fact i thought of a composition 1000% better the moment i finished...)

so to be clear, torpedo isn't sad about killing a lady. he's sad he had to break the whiskey bottle to do it...

9 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

This is fantastic, Tom! WOW. You make the complex stuff look easy!

I really love this, man.

mike

Mike Exner III said...

Ha ha! @ the reason for his morose expression. The detail on this one is kinda blowing my mind, from the hatches on his face to the lacy frill on the female's slip. Really sharp.

Declan Shalvey said...

Aw Snap! We just for Fowlered!

Hmm. Face lookw slightly more rendered than i'm used to seeing. Nicely done sir.

And killing women with whiskey bottles... we've all been there... right...?

Urban Barbarian said...

I love the back story! Too funny Tom! great focus, btw!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Really diggin' those big chunks of black, Tom, and somehow my eyes keep coming to that hand holding the flask: gorgeous hand! :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Mitch Gerads said...

"...and somehow my eyes keep coming to that hand holding the flask..." That's cuz yr a lush, Francesco!

You paint an amazing story with your tools, Tom. So moody and great!

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Great placement on shadows, Tom. I can't get over that right hand on Torpedo either, great lines.

ANDY KUHN said...

nice character moment, tom.
i'm diggin' it.

Ron Salas said...

Great inks, Tom. Love the details like the folds in his sleeves, the hand, that frilly hem.