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    Peter Falk played the role of his life as Columbo. The show is formulaic and the legality of Columbo’s method is questionable at best, but I love the show. It’s a reverse murder show. We see the murder, means, and motive in the first 15 minutes, then we get to watch Lt. Columbo slowly unravel the twisted web of violence. It challenges the comic book storyteller in me. How could you do a Columbo comic in 22 pages, and have Columbo show up on the 3rd page? Murder montage? I’ll give it a try sometime, I’m sure.

    Some trivia for you, just to get to watch an episode sometime if you haven’t (it is streaming on Netflix after all). Peter Falk’s performance was unique to him. His good natured politeness and bumbling were what he used to get to his suspects, unnerving them to the point that they’d crack. To get the best out of his guest star murderers, or perhaps just to be a jerk, Falk would ad lib and talk over the guest’s performance to get them to actually dislike having scenes with him. So, when you have Leonard Nemoy yelling at Columbo on screen, he probably is actually frustrated with Falk.

    More trivia, which explains the dead Batman in the background. Adam West’s Batman show went from 1966 to 1968. Columbo one month before Batman’s last episode aired. The world’s greatest detective passed the torch to the world’s most annoying.
    • CommentAuthorlazzyfair
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    Ah, Columbo. Many a fond memory watching the old reruns of that show as a kid. Peter Falk was such an underrated character actor. The man was committed to his craft.
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      CommentAuthorsseloske
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    kyle-latino: Gorgeous!
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      CommentAuthorrev'd '76
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    @Kyle-Latino:

    That is some -felt- brushwork. Like the Mazzucchelli schoolyard thuggery you got goin' on.
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    I remember reading about the wife of one of Japan's previous prime ministers who learned English partly from watching American TV, and developed an accent similar to Peter Falk as Columbo.
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    More daily(ish) batches of thumbnail speedpaintings for practice purposes. One from yesterday, and one from this morning:



    20-40min. Photoshop, from scratch, using regular and custom brushes.



    20-70min. The one in the middle needs a bit more fleshing out, but I'm done messing with it for the moment. Background on the right is a bit to indeterminate, but that's something I'll clean up if/when I turn it into a real piece.

    Again, none are intended to be finished pieces. Simply potential foundations to start real pieces from later. Larger versions can be found via Flickr by clicking on the images.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    Seantaclaus - these are lovely Sean, love the top middle frame in particular.
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      CommentAuthorAgentCoop
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    Columbo was a great example of a show being elevated to something special by it's star. On paper, it's a completely formulaic murder-of-the-week show with a slightly clever twist (having the audience know the killer from the get-go), but DAMN if Peter Falk didn't make it entertaining.
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    I've been doing these quick shot comic strips called Last Samurai of Mars the last few days:




    You can follow the series on my flickr or tumblr...if you're so inclined.
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    @ mojokingbee; Both characters are very feminine in nature in my opinion. There's the given that Wiccan is homosexual and thus those traits may be inherit. However, both act in a nurture manner. When you dawn the title of Robin, you are thrust into being everyone's big brother which then causes you to have to filter everything. I did try to stress that with their poses. Excellent eye. Speaking of eyes, mine has been glued on all your bits for months. Keep it up!

    You are all on fire.

    Couch
    Ranger D&D
    Daily sketch
    Steampunk Princess
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    If I'd known previously how fucking easy it is to make furniture, I'd have been doing this twenty years ago.

    Progress shot of the six person dining table I'm currently working on. Turned legs from Home Depot, ply tabletop cut to size instore, skirts and edging hand cut at home. Primed with two coats of white gesso and two of lemon yellow acrylic house paint, design applied with Derivan low viscousity acrylics. I'm about a third of the way through applying the colours, using multiple transparent coats for a sfumato effect.

    It's a law of cat behaviour that one must always photobomb every picture wherever possible.

    Dining table progress
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011 edited
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    So here's something fun that artists get to deal with; rip-offs! Or more professionally: unlicensed use of copyrighted work:

    Or maybe it's an homage. You know, Granito-style.
    Straight from the cover of my MOPED ARMY graphic novel. I've sent a "Cease and Desist" letter through their website, but I'm not really sure what more can really happen. I mainly just wanted to let them know that I was aware of this, but if anyone from here is in their neighborhood, take a dump on their front stoop for me, will ya?

    UPDATE: They sent me an apology and took the artwork down from the site.
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    @ Sizer - yeah that's got to p--s you off. This happened to me a few years back and I was going to kill someone...

    what's worse is that in Gallery Art you can't even call the lawyers everyone said it's just part of the game. I had about 20 similiar riffs from this guy but deleted them and decided to move on.
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    I stopped showing my work on PaintingsIlove for the same reason. Some thieving cunt was making crappy knockoffs of my paintings and posting them around as all his own work.
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    I would say he failed in capturing your style.
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      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011 edited
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    ^ cheers, thought I'd post these pics from that 2004 show, it was pretty cool and chances are no one here got to see it. warren ellis


    okay back to work I'm crawling the walls trying to finish something ..
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    Jeez those are images I'll be seeing in my nightmares Apathy. Good stuff.
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    All I can do is apologize for this heinous fuckery. I keep failing to draw on a daily basis, so I keep failing to get any better. I am hoping to change that. (Kind) criticism is welcome.


    Ex-girlfriend/semi-current lover. Complicated.

    Drunken self-portraits. Ridiculous.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2011
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    Drunken self-portraits. Ridiculous.

    I think I smell a new thread idea being invented...