Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saint Lois - Part 3

I mention in a previous post that Lois Flagston is in fact the sister of one Beetle Bailey.  Now, keeping the whole cartoon incest theme in mind, when was the last time you've ever seen (or even heard of) a Lois-Beetle tryst?  Food for thought.

As for the piece itself, I was trying to dull down the color pallet a bit in comparison to previous ones of Lois and Chip (which can be seen here and here)....and to be quite honest, I was just too lazy to attempt shading and highlighting it.  Somewhere, probably on paheal, someone made the off-handed remark that my colors reminded them of ice cream.  I want to think that was a compliment....hell, everybody loves ice cream.  Rocky Road is my personal choice as an instrument of (self)destruction.

Original Sketch by Rage Grenade
Colors by Phillipthe2

9 comments:

  1. Fantastic work as always, buddy!

    I actually have a Lois/Beetle/Chip/Ms. Buxley pic I'll be posting soon. You'll be digging the stuff I have coming down the line of dear ol' Lois (your pic among them). As for the ice cream comment, someone mentioned that to me on Twitter. I got a good laugh out of the comparison but I'd personally say it has a water-colory aspect to it.

    Also not to be "that guy" but- prepare yourself- I abhore ice cream. I absolutely detest the stuff. I have a dislike for most sweets in general but ice cream is my sworn nemesis.

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    1. Somehow I can see you, in the frozen food isle, yelling out "NEAPOLITAN!!" or "CHERRY GARCIA!!" like Bill Shatner in Star Trek II. KHAAAAAAN!! :P

      No, as of late ice cream is my enemy as well. I hadn't stepped on a scale in five or six years...probably since my exit physical when I retired from the Army in '07. Went into Publix (SE US grocery store chain) and got on a scale while waiting on the GF to check out. Yeah...puttin on 25lbs in 5 years = not sexy. Fatty is now on a self-imposed "keep your lard ass out of the drive thru diet"....that's a working title (patent pending).

      As for the eyes, I was originally trying to do that "eyes follow you around the room" technique, but it's rather hard to get both eyes lined up just right. Looking away seemed like a logical, non-failure-prone approach instead.

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    2. ...and Lois-Beetle-Chip-Buxley. Damn, just going straight for the trifecta. Or would that be quad-fecta?

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    3. QUAD-FECTA, INDEED!

      There was an instance just a week ago where a local store was giving out free ice cream sandwhiches to anyone who made a purchase- it was to celebrate their recently deceased founder's birthday- and of course they handed one to me and one to my girlfriend.

      I kindly replied "No thank you, I don't like ice cream."

      All the customers within earshot turned and stared at me as if I had just said "I like to burn the American Flag on weekends." It was awkward.

      Needless to say, she walked out with two ice cream sandwhiches that day.

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    4. Heh...role the clock back to 1955 during the height of McCarthyism and they would've burned you at the stake for saying that.

      Damned communist heathen. :D

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  2. Also I forgot to mention I love the alteration you did on the eyes. Something about her looking away in a hint of shyness adds a whole other level of hotness to the pic. You can tell she's getting off on it. Great job!

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    1. Same lag shit here too.

      Well, she's either getting off on it....or wondering why the dog is staring at them. :P :D

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  3. I just realized that the new TIME magazine cover ripped us off, dude. :|

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    1. Damn...this comment just now showed up on blogger. Saw it on my email in, what, May?

      Fuckin' lag! :P

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