Monday, July 31, 2006

Iron Gelatomettista - Voodoo Royale!

(entry: Carlitos)

Waddup y’alls, how’s it going?!? …most of us here at the studio are ‘decompressing’ from the insanity that San Diego has become (in a good way). Five days of nonstop coming and going and never having enough time to check out everything the show’s got to offer …it’s like running a damn marathon I tell you!!! (^_^)… anyway, Francis Manapul was hanging out at Wildstorm this last Friday (before heading out to Canada), and we had just come back from having a pretty delicious (and monstrous) Indian food lunch. I couldn’t help it much, so by the time we got back to the studio, I just sat down and crashed out from a chronic case of ‘food coma’. I’m not sure how many minutes passed (but not enough) when Alé starts bugging me and asking me to wake up so we could all do a ‘Gelatometti challenge’ … the heartless bastard finally woke me up and we all decided to ‘tag team’ this one, with one artist laying the piece out, and another doing ‘finishes’ on it… And so it began ☺

…the teams were:

1. JJ Kirby and Ale Garza
2. Richard Friend and Joel Gomez
3. Francis Manapul and yours truly

… the character we decided to do was Voodoo, and this is what we came up with (about 20 minutes for laying it out, and about 40 for doing finishes on it)

…’aight then, let the voting begin!!! (cue gong sound)

UPDATE: Winner by a nose: Francis Manapul and Carlos D'Anda! Thanks for voting everybody!!!

45 comments:

DADICUS said...

Carlos and company get this one in a big way -----not even close

OneBadApple said...

i was initially wowed by jj and ale, but i'm voting for francis and carlos. only one hour?!

missleman said...

I give it to Carlos.

meek? said...

Oh mah damn!! O.O

Number 3 for me!

One frickin' hour... I wouldn't even be able to do that in one frickin' day. lol...

Peace...

richie! said...

Number 3!

KidItamae said...

Number 3. Too good.

Inkblotz said...

I really like all 3 and was really torn between 2 & 3.

In the end I have to go with 3 though. It jsut has it all.

Good job guys.

~Chris

P.S. No freaking kidding about SDCC!!!

Colloton said...

Number 3, the ink is tight to say the least.

Chris Sims said...

Francis and Carlos owns this challenge!

raph said...

francis and carlos. as always, great stuff from everyone :)

spinkick said...

#3 is the best!

Ale Dangerous said...

One hour my ass lol ale walks away grumble grumble lol

Andreas said...

Third one gets my vote...

GoingNuckinFuts said...

3rd one....Carlos takes it. Its the face that did it basically.

Jon Tsuei said...

I also vote #3. Great looking piece!

Kateness said...

I'm gonna have to go with #3...damn!

Two random questions: who did the layout and who did the finishes on that one? And what kind of pens were used in inking the basic linework/hatching/details/etc...?

Owen said...

They are all great. I'd vote 3 of course, but teaming up Manapul and D'anda together seems a little unfair to me. Cheaters!!

crazyfeetmcgee said...

#3

Carlos is just to damn good at this, is anyone keeping records.

Vittorio said...

My vote for #3!!

Daniel F Lapham said...

# 3 hands down. 1 and 2 are nice but both have some anatomy and Layout issues that just aren't selling me.

Rich said...

Got to go with #3 too - and only one hour? Yeesh!

Fabrizio said...

Ehy, It'like shooting on the red cross! I guess Carlito just wants the after food revenge! :-) Anyway I vote for him. The 3rd one rules!

Fabrizio from Italy

Andy Ihnatko said...

#3. But I'm really impressed with all of them, given the time constraints.

I really want to see what you guys would do with a 24-Hour Comic challenge, working as a group...

Brandon said...

Dayyuum! One hour...and coming off a food coma...amazing!

btw...Can't wait for the new Deathblow series Carlitos!

BP

nuisance said...

I'm given it to number 3...

daly city steven said...

manapul/d'anda!

MERARI said...

yea..
i'd have to go with the majority vote on this one..
#3 all day..

#1 was alright
#2 wasn't as fresh as it probably could've been..

MERARI said...

i just had to comment again fellaz..

NUMBER THREE IS REAL F'N DOPE...
NO CONTEST BY FAR..

Tink said...

I have to go with #3 as well. No contest!

Btw, it was great meeting you all in San Diego.

jmd said...

Carlos & Francis take it to the house on this one . . .

Matt said...

#3 definitely.

Xavier said...

#3 no discussion

Jack Smith said...

#3

Is Ale's entry the real thing or are we supposed to wait for the Jim Lee variant?

j/k i kid! i kid!

Johnny said...

The 3rd, yesyesyo!

General Chang said...

The bottom one (number 3) works the entire page also gives it that feel of something beyond the edges. it interacts very nicely with the viewer.

finn5fel said...

Number three!!

Yano said...

Tres! The detail is awesome...

Er Lern Loh said...

You kidding me? Number 3... all the way. Crazy people... in an hour??? :) Well done!

Edco said...

Still taking votes?
I'm with JJ and Ale on this one.

Jon D said...

Yo
There all pretty impressive. Im gonna go for 3. I couldnt draw 1 of them in like 1 day let alone 1 hour.

Jon

MR FURIOUS said...

as usual ale deliver the goods, but FRANCIS/CARLOS not only delivered the goods, but they FEX EX IT HOME!!!

-alexander

UrbanBarbarian said...

Excellent bold approach!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Have to say the last one - but it's tough!

Press Oblivion said...

Since everyone and their mother has responded here, I'll have to choose that one.

That is my definative answer.
Yup
That one.

My Stuff

Rodel said...

Definitely a winner, and definitely mine. I brought home the D'anda/Manupul Voodoo piece from the CBLDF auction ad the San Diego Int'l Comic Con 2007. Awesome work of art.