Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"old new stuff" ...uhhh, or something like that...

(entry: Carlitos)

...I was going though one of my 'old art' boxes recently, and I 'rediscovered' this lil' piece I did back when the first "METAL GEAR SOLID' game came out for the 'PS1' (geeez, at least six or seven years ago, or longer?). I can't remember exactly what magazine this was used for, but I kinda' remember it being for "Game Pro", or "Game Fan", maybe?...I don't know, one of those gaming magz.

...anyway, I was bored and decided to practice some 'washes' on an old piece, and at the same time, try and bring some of my 'newer sensibilities' into it. :)

...the original piece had been penciled by me, and inked my Mark Irwin, one of my old buddies from WS (very very good brush inker), BUT for this particular 'experiment', I wanted to go back in and 'roughen' it up a little bit, (Mark is very clean and slick) so I went back and re-inked some parts as well to make it look a little 'sketchier'.

Getting to draw 'Solid Snake' when this game was first coming out again was awesome, and kinda 'intimidating' since I really liked the character, AND I knew Travis Charest was doing work for it as well (hell of a 'shadow' if you ask me :) ), but tons of fun, regardless...in hindsight, I wish I would have done something 'dirtier-looking' for this piece though, and this 're-working' was sorta' my attempt to do that...oh well, 'learn and move on' I say (^_^)

...now the question is, which one do you all like better?

13 comments:

Gabe_Eltaeb said...

The new one is cooler. But I like all you work. I've been a fan since the Resident evil days.

Tyler Wilken said...

Yeah the second one is better. And to be honest I remember this cover. I think it was Gamepro.

Tyler

Chuckeedee said...

well thank you, glad you guys like the stuff (^_^) ... 'resident evil', man, that stuff was FUN as hell to draw!!! ... heheh, speaking of zombies, I am now treating myself to a little 'Land of the Dead' by the 'OG' zombie man himself, Gorge Romero!!! ...what the hell makes zombies so much fun to draw?!? is it just the fact that you get to draw something that is purposely ugly?

Carlitos.

Oscar said...

I like the depth that is added by the washing and it does add a little bit of an 'edge' to Mark's clean lines.

The only part that is preferable in the original is the clarity of the face. Some of the important aspects of it are lost ... though, I am sure good coloring would be able to recapture and accentuate those features.

Overall, the pencils and washing are really nice.

Greg T said...

The new one looks great. Did you re-ink the actual original art, or a photocopy of it? Just wondering.

BringerOfStorms said...

New one hands down, Snake has to be gritty...

Chuckeedee said...

... nah, I did it over the original. Nothing like having the fear or ruining an original piece with washes to make sure you're careful with 'em (^_^).

Jesse Chin said...

Its cool seeing how your style has changed over the years.

That piece wouldn't happen to be available would it? =D

-Jesse-

BringerOfStorms said...

Way to go Chuckeedee! Wash over original, keepin it "Realer"

Jack Smith said...

you did a good job


if i remember Travis's illustration, it was dope too

Kateness said...

I'm not a big fan of the clean and crisp look...more often than not it comes off looking cold and sterile to me. I definately prefer things that look a little looser and more organic (like all of MGS artist Yoji Shinkawa's stuff - OMG, the his MGS artbook is amazing!), and so naturally prefer your second version to the first. :-)

Chuckeedee said...

... man, let me tell you, knowing you're working on the same project that Travis is working on SUCKS!!! hahahah, specially 'cause at the time I was a total rookie ...damn you TRAVIS, DAMN YOUUUU and your Canadian skills!!! heheh ...what is it with you Canadians having all these awesome artists?!? are you guys genetically growing them somewhere? even in music right now, some of my favorite bands are Canadian, not to mention 'Esthero' ...oooooh yes! :)

Carlitos.

The Edge said...

The one on the right is waaaaaay better. Much grittier and hard edged.