This week's pick:


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jonny Quest by Chris Samnee

So excited my week to pick has finally rolled around! Jonny Quest has been my favorite cartoon since I was a kid. It's really a perfect show!

This was all done in brush to change things up a bit. I rarely work solely in brush anymore because it takes longer, but I couldn't resist taking a little extra time on my pal Jonny! Hope you enjoy!

23 comments:

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Jeez, that's perfect, Chris. The centerpiece to this for me is Hadji though. That's brilliant.

Carla Rodrigues said...

Fantastic work! It flows amazingly well. Two thumbs up :)

ANDY KUHN said...

WOWSERS! :)

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Fantastic work, man!

Mike

Anthony Diecidue said...

Awesome! Love that.

Adrian Johnson said...

Chris,

Lovely picture and excellent composition, sir. It's

But I have to ask, please clarify what you mean by it taking longer when you work in brush? Is it the effort of keeping a good point on the brush or the dipping? Are you using a brush pen instead these days? Enquiring minds (mainly me) would like to know.

I've always been a brush man when it comes to inking. I love slopping down blacks. To me, that's the quickest and most spontaneous way to ink instead of getting mired in noodling with pen and such. So to hear this from an artist whose primarily spotted blacks more than piqued my interest.

Shannon Coffey said...

Nailed it! Loving that perspective. Almost looks two-point.

Alan said...

Absolutely brilliant idea for an image. And great rendering: do more brush-work - real slick!

Djordje Zutkovic said...

Awesome action shot! Nice work!

Josh said...

Nice spotting of your blacks. I love the motion. You nailed Race with his shoot first ask questions last attitude. Plus Hadji and Bandit are perfect. It took me a bit to notice bandit but he's like a fun little easter egg hidden in the back.

Lee Cherolis said...

Chris wins Johnny Week, hands down.

Dan McDaid said...

Oh my God, Chris - this is absolutely sensational.

You were BORN to draw this strip!

brian said...

Jeez--this is phenomenal--top to bottom. From the composition, to the spotting of blacks, to the fantastic linework.
It's aces!

Craig Zablo said...

A classic piece for a classic cartoon.

Jordie Bellaire said...

Awesome!! I actually just told Chuck BB to do a drawing of Jonny. What a weird coincidence!

Francesco Francavilla said...

As topic-master for this week, you HAD to deliver somethign grand, and, man, you DID deliver it :D
Your best TWART yet: I can toally see you put your heart in this :D

Cheers,
Francesco

Nathan Fairbairn said...

This piece is so amazing, Chris. Everything about it just blows me away, but if I had to pick one thing it's gotta be the composition. How you fit so much into a drawing without letting it get cluttered or confusing. Gah, just sensational.

Urban Barbarian said...

My favorite of yours so far!! Fantastic on every level!!!

Chris Samnee said...

Ohmygosh!! Thanks so much, everybody!! You folks are just way too nice:D



Adrian Johnson: I use brush on everything I do nowadays but, as for taking my time and doing this entire piece in brush, I generally do most of my fine line work really quickly with a felt tip marker (Faber Castell Pitt pen size M) before a brush ever hits the page.

Tony said...

really killer, man. georgeous lush brushy inks, fluid action, just really nice all around. i can only imagine that even Toth himself would be proud.

Pedro said...

awesome work dude! rly like it
congrats!

Andy Jewett said...

this is just awesome, Chris. Great composition, lot of energy.

Paul Salvi said...

A bigger scan of this is sorely needed.