Monday, February 25, 2008

Tarzan

Finished my drawergeeks entry early. I'm pretty happy with this painting and it came together much quicker than usual too. Yay! As I worked on this, I started wondering why Tarzan is so often depicted as clean-shaven. I guess I could have thrown in a moustache, chest hair etc. too, but why is that?

Thank you also to everyone who has been stopping by the blog lately.

51 comments:

Michelle said...

nice tarzan! i've often wondered why he never has facial hair too.

the way you drew this guy, he totally looks like someone i work with! ha!

Bill said...

This is beautiful. I'd love to read a post on your painting methods. Was this done in Photoshop or Painter?

Andy J. Latham said...

This is beautifully painted!

You should do a lesson on how to paint like this.

Mark Behm said...

NICE! Strongest painting yet, Sarah!!
Mine has a beard too!

Matias ! said...

great job ...congratulations !

Alan said...

Amazing painting!

Tony C. said...

Beautiful work. The classical rendering of light is just wonderful.

Tom Scholes said...

Fantastic modeling, just woooo!

Vanhoozerbot said...

WHOA!
The lighting you have here is AWESOME. Beautiful work. You set the bar very high.

JV

Chainsaw said...

wow, super hot. I'm definitely adding you to my favorites.

Sarah Satrun said...

Wow. This is great! I love his hair and expression.

eccoxile said...

woooow hot. very dramatic and atmospheric.

mauricio salmon said...

great lighting sarah, the expression is terrific too. not to mention your painting skills.

Nathan Lindsay said...

sarah, this is REALLY a nice painting. I love it. And the beard idea is hilarious. I just love his expression.

mike said...

wow! you did that so quick and so well at the same time. back envy! back!

Sebastien Gallego said...

Very nice painting Sarah! You are so talented!

tragnark said...

this is freakin' awesome!!!

Simon Scales said...

very cool Sarah. the lighting in this one is really spot on...great work!!!

KIKELIN said...

Para mi está siendo todavía un gran reto, Tarzán. Ojalá pronto te la pueda enseñar.
Estupenda!

Sorrentino said...

beautiful renedering and color! love the expression on his face, most of us can tend to make that expression from time to time thanks to LIFE!! Amazing blog! Really loved looking at your Mermaid and Flight pieces! Cheers to you!

Todd Harris said...

love this tarzan sarah! really nice job!

Richtoon said...

Woah! Beautiful! Expressive... unlike this comment... just... woah!

Breadwig said...

Sarah, I love this. I think I used to look like this in college. Anway, a beautiful, wonderful, funny, warm painting and character.

Ken Chandler said...

I love his expression, hilarious! Great lighting and modeling.

Wisdom_Mcr said...

OMG these pics are amazing :_

K. Marie Criddle said...

Yes! Please! A post on HOW you make this look so wonderful!

sarah said...

Thank you everyone very much!

I might try a tutorial in the future, however I'm still figuring out my process and might lead people down a crazy painting path. :) In the meantime, check out the link to Ryan Wood's page on the right side of my blog. He recently posted an AWESOME film of his painting process. It's super inspiring.

ian said...

Oh Man! He is fantastic! And, so are you.

Ian

Joern said...

Great modeling and light. And the mood ... wow ... what he's afraid of?

Lash LeRoux said...

Tremendous work! I love the lighting. It seems subtle, yet dramatic at the same time. And I love the facial hair, sans mustache. It reminds me of Dennis Miller in “Joe Dirt” when he asks, “You mean it just grows in all white trash like that?”

Parpa said...

fantastic job!!! i love it
parpa

Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic piece! Love the colors, expression & design. Bravo!

Charles Eubanks said...

Dang! I really admire your artistic skills. I discovered your blog not long ago, and spent my kids' entire nap time reading all of your blog entries back to the beginning. (I don't know how much experience you have with toddlers, but let me just say that that's about the highest compliment a father of two little ones can pay a person!) Keep up the great work.

Paul Conrad said...

Love it Sarah!

past_deadline said...

Some men just don't grow facial hair, but I don't know why Tarzan wouldn't...You think his body would since he lives in the Jungle.

Anyway, I got sidetracked. I wanted to say that it was an awesome Tarzan.

EraserFoot said...

Nice rendering!!!

Alex Jacob said...

wow... nice work... I liked all of ur work. real nice

Briana said...

thats awesome!
great lighting and texture..

marcobucci said...

excellent Tarzan! One of my favs of the week.

Balkandude said...

Fantastic :)

Tyler said...

Wow, awesome drawing/painting! I really like the expression and paint style. Definitely my favorite Tarzan on DrawerGeeks.

socially inept said...

When Tarzan was first popularized in the United States, the actor portraying him was well-known for his broad shoulders and well defined pecs (I read an article in Time when he died, I don't know his name). I think ever since then Tarzan has been a strange sort of sex-symbol, a specimen to show of the male physique, which is seen more clearly sans body-hair.
I love your work! I just read Flight volume 4 and almost cried during your story. Great stuff.

Jose Darias said...

Nice work , i would like to see a tutorial about this ,..

see u!

Lyuba said...

The reason why Tarzan is always clean shaven is because he 'shaves'. Or more likely scrapes his hair off with a very sharp knife. It was mentioned in one of the books, just don't remember exactly which one (after all, there are 26 of them there).

manlio vetri said...

love your drawings sarah...
awesome blog full of amazing sketches!!!

Priyanshu Uniyal said...

Waw Amazing!! Great work!! Not just for this post but for every post!!!

Red Fox said...

He is so funny!
Lovely indeed!

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anoddchild said...

looks like an uber shaggy stevie

Carlo Gemmani said...

beautiful!

Abz said...

Im glad I found your work! This is amazing-- the lighting is very inspiring and incredible... very well done!