Monday, April 07, 2008

SUPER STRONG!


Something from the archives...hopefully I'll get something NEW up later this week...I've finally got some time freed up in my schedule, so I can sit back down at the 'ol drawing board and work something up...all kinds of bits of sketches and whatnot lying around, though...anyway, this was something done last year for men's underwear...the Japanese characters roughly translate to Super Strong and naturally were placed over the crotch area on boxer briefs....I was asked to do something with a Yu-Gi-Oh feel...kinda the same sorta face/hair with a beefed up body. I finished the legs on another paper somewhere, but only in pencil for myself....they weren't going to be on the briefs anyway. It was fun to do and the underwear came out really cool..unfortunately they weren't picked up by any of the major chains. A cryin' shame....I'll wear my pair with pride...

5 comments:

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Looks good- you got the Manga style down. Maybe they would've been picked up in Japan.

jason quinones said...

it's too bad it didn't get a major showcasing but who cares. at least you get to work on some pretty cool concepts (with a good amount of creative liberties it seems like too!)at work!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, guys...well, I did get to work on some cool stuff - the men's division is now gone, so this kinda stuff is a thing of the past. I'm doing girls stuff now...I still get to draw some fun stuff (cute aliens, dinos, etc) but not like this, unfortunately!

Jesse said...

Hey, that's pretty cool, Justin! Love the Manga feel and as always your pseudo-Japanese garble...hehe.
Too bad you're working on girls stuff. I know that all too well, my friend. Going through the same rough waters right about now. But, bills have to be paid, right? At least you're drawing cool stuff!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Hey Jess! Thanks for the comments, man! Actually the Japanese characters this time are REAL! lol. My dad helped me out with this one.

Funny, the girls stuff isn't so bad! I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do...strangely, for some reason, the lack of having to put bold black outlines on stuff frees me up in a way...I like being able to do stuff with a soft edge or all color on color. I guess after doing the boys and mens stuff for so long a change was welcome. It looks, though, like I'll now be doing both boys stuff and girls, as another division at work wants to utilize me, so I may just yet be pumping out dinos, race cars and footballs!