Friday, June 09, 2006

more new art

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(entry Rich)

Here's some more new art from me. I am in the middle of scanning and backing up a lot of my new work and this one I had mentioned to Eric Canete yesterday (he had asked me about the African piece I had done a few weeks back). This is probably one of the most complex pieces I have ever worked on. The mental juggling this took to complete was really tough on me and it stretched me about every way it possibly could have. I was ready to give up several times but saw it through to the end. I still haven't spent enough time with it to really be subjective in terms of looking at it as anything more than a lot of work...I am glad I did it though. Starting and finishing things is an important part of the learning process.

more new stuff soon.

Richard Friend
Big Scan HERE new~!

26 comments:

finn5fel said...

I love it! I especially like the composition and the textures. Great job!

Neo said...

Hi Rich
Is this your own piece from scratch? pencils and ink? If so move over Travis Charest!!! If not your inking is definetly DA BOMB!!!! :-)
You're one of a kind my friend...the detail, compostiion...brilliant.
Regards
Neo
www.lasting-impressions-art.com

Jon Tsuei said...

Wonderful piece Rich, would love to see more like it.

I'm envious that Eric got to hang out at the WS studios yesterday. He told me it's likezo a geek's Valhalla, lol!

RichardFriend said...

It's my pencils and then I inked it. No wash, or tonal charcoal etc. It's all line work.

Sagar said...

inspired from the Last Samurai?? the figure in the middle resembles Katsumoto

RichardFriend said...

No not really. That is the central figure as you mentioned, but the piece was just a combination of things I found appealing to draw, I arranged them into a composition and went to it.

The upper right figure is from the Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai I believe.

:)

Rich.

SedatOezgen said...

Rich,
that Piece is just awesome!!! looks like someones been into toppi a lot lately, huh?? ;) I love this stuff!! you really should do some kind of sample page in that style, that would just be great! please keep on posting stuff like that.

Btw. I think I remember watching that samurai movie, it was very inspirational :)

All the best,
Sedat

Willik0 said...

Hi Rich, I find your personal pieces appealing more so on an academic level. Much like Travis C.'s work. The renderings are at a master's level. You should be teaching at a University rather than doing comics !LOL! Not sure youd be happy with that though.

Press Oblivion said...

Wow!

RichardFriend said...

I added up a new large scan(Friday night about 11 PM) the old one had a fleck of paint on it that hit right under the middle guys eye lid...it was a small chip of old paint that was sitting on my scanner glass. I kept looking at the original going "why does it look different than the scan?"

finally I figured it out.

:)

Rich.

Winterbourne said...

Aww, wicked awesome!

I woulda pegged it for being scratchboard...

Very, very cool stuff, Rich.

Inkblotz said...

Dang Rich that is some seriously sweet inked detail there. How long did this one take ya?

~Chris

COMIKXGUY said...

HI RICH,

I DISLIKE BOTHERING YOU LIKE THIS BUT ARE U GOING 2 CONTINUE WITH YOUR "CASE STUDY" OF THE DRAWING OF THE COCKPIT THAT U STOPPED ON THE 15TH ?

R U GOING 2 PUT ANY FIGURE STUDIES SOON?

JUST CURIOUS

Bill Cunningham said...

Great work. Reminds me of Gene Day.

burtons said...

Awesome work RicH !!! Wow!!!

francis said...

Nice piece! That does look like Toshiro Mifune on the upper right.

Neo said...

Hi Rich
Forogt to ask< how big is the original of this piece?
This should be framed and hung, its brilliant.Real Art!
Regards
Neo
www.lasting-impressions-art.com

Andreas said...

So, are you going to have any prints for sale at Comic-Con? I wouldn't mind picking up a print of this. Nice work Rich.

RichardFriend said...

"HI RICH,

I DISLIKE BOTHERING YOU LIKE THIS BUT ARE U GOING 2 CONTINUE WITH YOUR "CASE STUDY" OF THE DRAWING OF THE COCKPIT THAT U STOPPED ON THE 15TH ?

R U GOING 2 PUT ANY FIGURE STUDIES SOON?

JUST CURIOUS "

........

Yes I will. I got hit with some unexpected deadline situations. My work for publication has to be priority one. The moment I can get to it I will complete that and also I can do some new figure breakdowns for you.
........

I generally work 11"X17" or 8.5"X 11". Once I start painting I will always work larger. Even my new pen and ink stuff will be around 18"X 25". For paintings after the initial growing pains and studies I need to work through I could see myself working about 48" X 72"(5 to 6 feet tall by about 3 to 4 feet wide.) Maybe even larger depending on the piece/


Rich.

Requius said...

Superb technique.
I like the use of silhouettes.
And I'm glad you finished it.

Rod Pereira said...

Wonderfull work man.
When Jim Lee will give to you a comic book to you draw and ink ? HEHEHEHe.

Take Care ,

Rod.

stvnhthr said...

Great piece. I would love to reprint it in an upcoming art book, is it available?

-Steve

COMIKXGUY said...

THANX RICH 4 THA REPLY,

LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE CASE STUDIES AND FIGURE CONSTRUCTION

SEE U @ DA SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!

TLG said...

Comicon always falls during finals time here so I really can't enjoy it. maybe as a graduation present to myself or my husband, we'll go out to a big con. The pics make it look so much funner than our dinky con. Gotta get my conning in during that brief period between graduating from grad school and loan repayment kicking in :)

RichardFriend said...

Thanks very much for all the comments on the piece. I have several new images.....but for some "secret" reason I cannot show them at the moment. All things will be revealed shortly though....so stick around.

Rich.

Tristan Vick said...

Nice detail. In black & white this is looking a lot like a Unoe Takehiko piece, but with your own distinct flavor. Glorious black and white attention to detail! Splendid.