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    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2009
    Seriously. Damn, Sizer. You and Andre are DEFINITELY tied in the whole citing comics that came before you thing. Fantastic, both of you.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2009
    @andre - good show my friend. Every time I look back and re-read it, I still laugh.

    @rootfireember - Replacing all of my weapons at home with high caliber Flamingos. Brilliant pose.

    @Paul Sizer - I would buy that comic.
    • CommentAuthorLaemeur
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009

    Saw Sobreiro's hilarious flamingo on his deviantArt page, and was compelled to finally try my own after lurking on this board for a while.

    The Flamingo, MSPaint style:

    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    @ Sizer - that absolutely rocks. I reiterate what others have said. When's the comic/page? Amazing!
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
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    The Flamingo By Amalgamated Biscuit
    Not that happy with it, but I wanted to contribute to the return of my favourite thread.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    Make room, everybody, Adam "Laemeur" Moore is in the house. Welcome aboard, man. Excellent entry!
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    Holy crap, there's some serious awesome going on in this thread... A few quick shout-outs on pieces that stood out to me for various reasons.

    @Andre Navarro - Damn that was funny... I laughed my ass off.

    @jamaicad - I really, really dig the way you've got the plumage going on behind his head. I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something about it that really appeals to me. Love the diva-fied suit as well. He just looks ready to pop off the page.

    @afua - Wow, those are some gorgeous colors. I have to agree, that's some seriously solid Illustrator work.

    @Annie - I love this. Wonder contrast of light and shadow, incorporating the flamingo colors with punk overtones and yet still making him very dour/serious.

    @Paul Sizer - God damn. That's really tight.

    @Laemeur - MS Paint? Seriously? That's some damn fine work, especially for using that program to do it.

    @Amalgamated Biscuit - I don't know, I kinda like it.

    ...and lest I forget: @Warren - Thank you for bringing the R/R threads back.

    Okay, so I'm short on time this week due to heading off for Atlanta for DragonCon here in 6 or 7 hours. Plus, I thought I'd do something not-so-dark-and-serious. Photoshop, roughly 2 hours. In retrospect, had I the time, I may have tried to draw up a boa to go in there as well. Oh well, no biggie, and I'm happy with what it is for 2 hours.

    The Flamingo

    I might (might) get a 2nd piece done, as I've got a more serious one I'm working on, but I'm not expecting to have it finished before heading out. If nothing else, I'll wrap and finish it when I get back.
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    @ viol8tor; I'm sure it was the same shot in fact. The bit about the plane in the prompt made me think stealth instantly. The B2 Spirt to be exact. If my mind had gone elsewhere I'm sure it would have came out awful. I liked your take on the character. Nice torso.

    @ Annie; I always enjoy just looking at your pieces. Your finger is always on the pulse of the scene. To be honest, that lone bookster could have been named anything. I'd still be interested. The color, design, and layout is groundbreakingly fantastical. And I'm flattered my jet caught your eye.

    @ struthersneil; I picture this as a standard wake up scene the morning after. I really like the clothing too. I see it moving and hear the wicker mask stretching. Excellent work.

    @ jamaicad; now that fits the name. Really dynamic pose. Great stuff all around.

    @ JCEFalconi; your Flamingo brings in thoughts of noir and other happy things where its all black and white and pink is the only splash of color.

    @ sseloske; another one I would die to see animated. The design just begs to jump. Electric.

    @ Chris G; the gloves win me over. Overall, the outfit is so formal but the gloves say hero to me. There is nothing I do not like. I'd buy the varient cover.

    @ Sobreiro; Another Remake stamp. I want, no I need, to see your Flamingo eating a man's face off. Period.

    @ Camdiggy; I see a very distinct figure. The work with the visor is outstanding.

    @ Oxbrow; the Steampunk adventures of The Flaming O must be made.

    @ shawnsalgado; love the Flamingo eye scar. The half blind man is the king among the blind.

    @ Paul Sizer; your nazi action art is award winning alone. How did you come up with that holster? Its so genius.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    Thanks for all the nice comments, glad to know I have a secondary career in gun holster design waiting for me in case this comics gig craps out.

    Stellar work here so far; of particular note for me are StruthersNeil (creepy cool), JamaicaD (more peacock than flamingo, I love it!), sseloske (Mannered and weird), Afua and Annie (see previous raves), Chris G (great as always), Sobreiro (I love your textured line work, but you already know that!), PaulJHolden (manly and macho), BrianLeGolem (Geez, where do you find the time?), and holy cow, Laemeur, that pic has SO much attitude, I love it! And coaxing that out of MicroSoft Paint? You are a genius!
    And Seantaclaus; thanks for putting THAT image in my brain for the rest of the @#$% day...

    Found the first issue of THE FLAMINGO, from 1944:
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    Being so busy lately, I didn't think I'd be able to get anything done for this. Then I remembered I'd done it already a while back:

    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    WOah. Michael Furious! Amazing! Lots of great work upthread but most of it of a similar kind. Way to shake it up. Excellent!
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    @Michael Furious
    Love it.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    Michael Furious - first thought when i saw yours "...fuck yeah"
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    Michael Furious levels up. Excellent.
    • CommentAuthorDBed
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    So much talent!
    chris g - I love the pulp magician take
    afua richardson - I like your style
    annie - amazing illustration
    Paul Sizer - Awesome! I love the flamingo head holster
    Laemeur - MS Paint! That is impressive!

    Thought I'd take my interpretation in a different direction:

    Flamingo by DBed
    • CommentAuthorCamdiggy
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009

    So coming back, I'm seeing all these great pics... It was brought to my attention, that my flamingo didn't have place to put his guns. (Thanks, BOODOFFSTAGE.) And now got to give it another go.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
    5 pages of pure ASS KICK so far...
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    Hell of a thread folks, hell of a thread!

    I was going to do something else altogether but the Flamingo called to me. He wanted out to play.


    He invites you to talk to his little friend. Also: that's a wicker thong.
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    Furious: You can see TEH FUTURE! Love the "feathers" on his coat.