Illustration Friday: Old-Fashioned

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Illustration | 19 Comments

Antiqued image of little football-toting fella

Why does this work for Illustration Friday‘s “old-fashioned” topic, you ask?  A few reasons.

  1. It’s not quite my newest work.
  2. It’s got an old-school feel to ‘er.
  3. We’re 4 weeks into the college football season, where kids hand out good old-fashioned beatings to other kids.

Seemed like a natural fit to me!

19 Comments

  1. Heather
    September 24, 2010

    Very nice… I really love the grass!

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  2. Christian
    September 24, 2010

    Thanks Heather!

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  3. Kevin
    September 24, 2010

    I like the aged texture along with the flat figure. It works together well.

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  4. psychopooch
    September 24, 2010

    You’ve certainly convinced me it’s the perfect fit for the topic! Nice illo.

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    • Christian
      September 24, 2010

      Haha… yeah, well, if it’s not obvious, some people get all up in arms! Thx for the comment!

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  5. Melissa Arandia
    September 24, 2010

    I love the pose! This one’s a really good illustration :)

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  6. Sandy
    September 25, 2010

    Love your drawing Christian, the old crackly like wear over the top is awesome.. photoshop filter? We’ve just finished our Hockey field season, so the beatings have finally finished.. yay! lol And thanks for your comment on mine too :)

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    • Christian
      September 25, 2010

      Thanks Sandy…. It’s actually just a textured layer with a blend mode applied. Glad you made it thru the field hockey season in one piece! :)

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  7. Rachel (Sketchy Kat)
    September 28, 2010

    Old fashioned is all about how you view it! This has a very interesting “cut-out” feel to it. I really love this style. You are very talented, I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  8. Christian
    September 28, 2010

    Thx Rachel!

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  9. Wilson
    September 28, 2010

    Thx so much for stopping by my blog Christian!! Love all the texture application you have in your image!! I need to work more on integrating that kind of thing into my work! I like the atmosphere it adds!!

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  10. jack foster
    September 28, 2010

    Great retro feel to it! nice one Christian.That truly is and old-fashioned hemet as well! NICE!

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  11. Christian
    September 28, 2010

    @Wilson – Thx dude! Your stuff has a nice feel to it already!

    @Jack – Thanks for the comment!

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  12. Bella Sinclair
    September 29, 2010

    Those sound like excellent reasons to me!

    This is fantastic! Love the retro feel. The grass texture is awesome, as is the curved horizon. And the flash photography! Nice touch!

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  13. Andy McNally
    September 30, 2010

    Very nice!!! I works perfectly for the old fashion theme. I love the texture.

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