Friday, September 19, 2008

Weekly: Russian Gladiator - Bob Rissetto


Mess with him and your head will be added to the pile.

8 comments:

DJ Smack Mackey said...

Awesome. Do I detect a lil' bit of Soda Popinski in there?

Dave Pryor said...

Is this the guy from the red star game? I feel like I've seen him before, or at least his shovel/tool on his back.

So what is the common practice for lopping off heads? is it appropriate to burn them, or can you just let the birds pick at them? I always forget.

Also, If that's the size of the head pile, imagine the size of the body pile. Now that's a pile worth standing on.

I hope the Canadians don't mistake that star on his chest for a maple leaf. :)

Drew Hill Studio said...

Awesome Bob! To answer daves question, you burn the heads so you have a cool pile of skulls like on Terminator (since it's a cartoon, maybe their skulls don't burn)

Jeff Williams said...

That's no Bolshevik! Ha! Awesome, Bob.

*daisy said...

i totally love the "no bolshevik" line also! ha ha! didn't see that til I clicked on the big version... really dig the subtle texture in the bg and the drybrush highlights on his beard- nice!

boob said...

Thanks a bunch guys and gals!

DJ: Soda Popinski didn't cross my mind at all actually, but with pink skin I certainly see the connection!

Dave: I feel like a dope for not making it more clear, but that shovel/tool is a hammer of "hammer and sickle" fame. Maybe a bit more dimensionality woulda helped to see a third side to that blocky shape, but you know how I like to stay far away from the third dimension ;) And yeah - ya gots ta burn the heads good til the eye juice is completely evaporated leaving a cool bone pile.

Jeff and Daisy : Ha - glad ya caught the Bolshevik line - I know that font is weird to read too.

Fun Fact: his fist hand had 5 fingers the whole time I was paintin' him up which didn't measure up to his open hand with four fingers. I caught it at the 11th hour which kept me from looking like a goon I really am :) Seems I'm always torn between 4 fingers or 5 on cartoony characters.

Zoomin said...

I don't wanna say but at first sight it seems like he just floating a above a pile of hot poop...

Jav said...

this is awesome Bob!
look at those skulls... love the way u handled them!