Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In the good ol'days!

Here's another illustration from the Funny Farm vaults. This is a pen and ink drawing which I did for promotional purposes, I think we were trying to butter up our editors in the vain hope that they'd keep the strip running in their newspapers. Take note of the Dalek snowman in the right hand corner, a little nod to one of the greatest villains of all time.

This is the colour version I did of the same picture. (It was a Christmas card for Niel and Di) It was hand painted and the background sky was airbrushed in using.... A REAL AIRBRUSH! You've got to remember that this was done in the days before the wonders of affordable PC's and the mighty Adobe, I even had to do the lettering on a different sheet of paper and stick it on to the picture. If you look carefully, you'll notice that Niel (left, behind the chicken) has grown a little goatee between the B+W version and the colour one, he must have hit puberty finally at that point!

God created the world in six days....on the seventh he created Adobe Photoshop.

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