Monday, April 03, 2006

Smurfcake!

Good morning friends! Time to wipe the sleepy dust from your eyes! Man's Adventure proudly begins your broadcast day...
I never thought I'd be smurfing a smurf as smurfcake! But here it is...this drawing is in response to some incredibly lovely drawings by artist Chris Wahl over at a site I frequent. It's a (mostly) nice community of artists posting old and new art and getting feedback from other artists. I posted Handy Smurf in this thread. Check it all out! There's some beautiful art by a gal named Jess who posts under the name Little Egypt. I love the quality of her linework and colours. Her men remind me a little of the guys drawn by Maurice Vellekoop, which is a good thing.

j.
p.s. Just as a side note, I've got requests for a Collossus and a Captain Britain. Andrew and Matt, I didn't want you guys thinking I'd forgotten!

14 comments:

Fran├žois said...

Smurfs have never looked that good.

Thanks for the link, that girl's art is really good.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Smurfs should not inspire feelings of lust. And yet...

Thanks for keeping me in mind! It occurs to me, if I want to buy the Colossus pick, should I make it a formal commission? Do you have rates for that sort of thing? I don't want to be cheeky.

By the way, do you have an e-mail address? I've been wanting to drop you a line - or you can mail me at andrew at ninthart.com.

Alex said...

Always liked Smurfs when I was a kid, now I know why.

matt said...

thanks for remembering j, i'll forgive you if you keep giving us hot smurfs

bone. said...

Ha ha! You guys are gross! Sexualizing the Smurfs is just wrong!

;)

Actually, I realize that I chose to draw the one Smurf in overalls where all other male smurfs are shirtless.

Andrew - I saw Butcher this weekend and we'll aim to hang out when you're in town. I don't have rates, yet, for commissions. Let me think on it a bit and get back to you. If you have a particular image in mind throw it at me and that might help me set a price...?

bone. said...

Alex - Thanks for some daily beefcake on your blog.

In a possibly odd coincidence you might want to check out Alex' blog, Matt. His most recent post is about Captain Britain. I always sorta liked the drunken lout too. Especially as Alan Davis drew him.

j.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Hi J! I hope we do get to hang out - I'd love to meet you.

What I'm looking for is a nice, sexy beefcake shot - nothing smutty, because good beefcake should tease, as you clearly know only too well! I've been trying for ages to get my artist friends to do me a good Colossus, and they've made some great attempts, but they're all so heterosexual! :) I guess what I'm really after is something inspired by that wonderful Leonardi Colossus from UXM 231, with the aforementioned little orange shorts!
http://mrlcomics.com/uncanny_xmen_covers/uncanny_xmen_cover_231.jpg

Petey's a tortured romantic, and he's the sort of guy who absolutely doesn't know how hot he is, and I think those are the things I really like about him. Do you think you can pull all that together? :)

Luc said...

Hmm.. he sure is smurfy. I wonder if he's into smurfing, or getting smurfed? :P

matt said...

that's so funny j. yeah i spent a lot of time im my bedroom as a kid looking at my alan davis issues of excaliber. alana always seemed to draw those bulges a lil bigger than other artists.

brenton said...

That's hilarious... i'd never thought of the smurfs in that way... maybe i should

bone. said...

Andrew - Whew! That's a tall order...but I'll see what I can do.

Luc - With that hammer I think he's into smurfing. Though I suppose if the right smurf were to come along...

Matt - Same here. I've been weeding out some of my older comics and the Alan Davis Excalibur stuff is always in the "to keep" pile. Too much lovely art.

Brenton - I think it's still probably wrong to think of smurfs in "that way". But to each their own ;) BTW love your blog sub-heading. I always thought condom packaging should come with that warning!

j.

Andrew Wheeler said...

Heck, J, just make him look really hot in a pair of athletic shorts and I'll be happy. :)

Fran├žois said...

Glistening under the afternoon sun, his metal skin giving off light puffs of smoke when mosquitoes try to bit him.

That's how I imagine Colossus as he's digging out a tree stump... anyone remember that full-page in one of Byrne's X-Men comics?

Junky Justin said...

What a big 'ole hunk o' blue he is!

Great choice making it Handy Smurf...although I'm sure Vanity Smurf would've been hilarious, too. But Handy's definitely more butch.

I wonder if his sweat is blue? I'd like to find out.