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Opey the Warhead Page 9 by cluedog Opey the Warhead Page 9 by cluedog
Here is the ninth page of my webcomic, "Opey the Warhead". This one introduces "Smith-3", the robot bus driver.

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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
:wow: awesome details, beautifully rendered images - I love the underground feel of this :heart:
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! One of the big influences on me was underground comics, particularly the works of R. Crumb and Frank Stack. :)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Sweet! I was partial to Gilbert Shelton . . . I thought Freewheelin' Frank was kind of cute :blushes:
BTW, if you haven't seen [link] it's definitely worth a look . . .
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen that film. Great movie. Frankly, I think Crumb is the greatest living draftsman of our time.

I saw "Crumb" in Frank Stack's comic strip class. Prof. Stack was one of the first American underground cartoonists, who contributed to Dark Horse's "American Splendor" and produced his own works such as "The New Adventure of Jesus", "Doorman's Doggie", and "Our Cancer Year". He was the man who inspired me to start inking my works.
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LunglessArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Sweet.
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:iconmacdoninri:
MacDoninri Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
GREAT mix of realistic/dark and cartoony style!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I try to combine a mix of drama and humor in my stories, so I really try to make the style reflect that.
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MCGriffin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Robot Driver is my favorite!! Very well rendered page.
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:iconhendro:
Hendro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I like this comic
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Hardcoreboy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
damn!!! man you are good!! :)
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sutinen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Finally I got this loaded in full size...DA had some problems on my comp.
The page is hilarious! The changig expression of the busdriver and the Opeyīs rushing to his seat are ingeniuosly well done effects. Itīs funny how your drawings make robotsīs changing expression feel ralistic and natural, although theyīre metal.
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I love drawing robots, which is why there are so many in this comic.

As for effects, I try to do as many as I can without using a computer. I'm just too old-fashioned. :)
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sutinen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome. ^^

I never use computers. I have a huge appreciation for traditional media, thatīs why I love the ones that can make such awesome stuff with it. Itīs a lot harder way of doing art than digital media.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
I love the character work and style. Great dialogue and fine movement. Stunning.
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoa!

I deeply appreciate your comment! And thanks for reading my comic.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
You're welcome.
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bynico Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
O_____O

that's a great piece of art!!!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate the compliment. :)
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:iconitareio:
itareio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Gorgeous gorgeous work... <3 I would like to see how your mind works, because it must be absolutely fantastic. =)
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I truly appreciate your comment. By the way, you have a fabulous gallery. I just couldn't stop myself from adding you as a friend.
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:iconitareio:
itareio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Thank you so much! I'm honored that you would say that. I love your style, and everything in your gallery is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really do appreciate it, especially coming from an octopus! :)
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NicWalshPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
the inside if your head must be a scary place. :D
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol.

Indeed, it is. Mwa-HA HA HA HA! Hey, look over there! A fuzzy kitten! Aww, it looks so cute!

Ahem...Mwa-HA HA HA!
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NicWalshPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
lol
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Roben213 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Hey man, I'm impressed more and more by your sketches, and I keep on thinkin' you'd desserve to be published!
And... I'd like to know more about the process, etc... You should update your journal with something which should look like a tutorial or anything else, explaining the way you works, the format, the inking... it could be great!
just a suggestion... ;) congratulation again.
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow,
very generous words, indeed. I deeply appreciate them!

Thanks for the suggestion about the tutorial. I may do one in the future, but I doubt anybody can learn much from me. I'm far too sloppy an artist. :)

By the way, your latest deviations were absolutely superb.
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:iconroben213:
Roben213 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
You're welcome!
In fact, the question about doing a tutorial is less to learn and copy your style (to my mind of course!), than to know the way you work... because in fact, generaly, in art schools and in art world, it uses to say that "search works" (is it the word?) are more important than finished stuffs ; and I'm very interested by yours (I already told you about your inking for example, and the way you got deep black or grey, etc...) Did I be clear? ;). You even should talk about your inspiration, etc...
See you!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the interest! I guess I'll do a future post about a tutorial and how I do my inking. Still, I doubt a person of your skill will learn much from me. :)
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:iconjaszcz:
Jaszcz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Driver like in polish bus:D Steal great job:)
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol. :)

The driver is fairly close to American bus drivers, too.

Thanks for the compliments, and reading my comic.
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TomPastuszka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
great driver!
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TrashME Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
...I had a bus driver like that once.^^ 'Course she wasn't a robot-I think.
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cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You really never know who's truly a robot in disguise...Mwa ha ha ha!

Thanks so much for adding "Opey the Warhead Page 9" to your favorites.

I'm loving your artwork. :)
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TrashME Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
...that's something to worry about.
Thank ya!I'm enjoying your stuff a lot!^^
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scalpod Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Great contrasts on all levels...

At first Smith-3 seems cold and lifeless, almost a part of the bus. To have it explode into vibrant, violent, furious life is pure genius!

:idea:
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind statements. I really struggled with the middle panel, and when I posted it, thought it looked like crap.

It seems a lot of the robots in this comic book have short circuits, but, really, Smith-3 isn't all that different from most real bus drivers.

By the way, thank you so much also for adding this page to your favorites. :)
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theEvilTwin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
dude, you know i admire yer panel to panel work. its solid story telling, and it makes me wanna get to more page work!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to read my comic, too!
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Electrical-Shock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
man, scary bus driver O.O isn't he supposed to be starting GRADE school? xD
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cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Smith-3, the robot on this page, is programmed to resemble your average jaded, crabby bus driver. :)
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Electrical-Shock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, nice, gets your kids ready for the real world I suppose, lol.
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jhames34 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
your art just gets better and better! Keep raising the standards, you're the man NOW dog!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment (and for adding the page to your favorites).

Love the Sean Connery reference (or is it a ytmnd reference?).
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:iconjhames34:
jhames34 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it's a sean connery reference to a movie I've never seen:nod:
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:iconjadegl:
JadeGL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Man, the panel in the middle is gorgeous, I loved the contrast betwee black and white there..a lot!! ;) :+fav:
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cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment and the fave. I really struggled with that middle panel. I thought it looked terrible when I posted it on DA. Your kind words make me feel a lot better about it. :)

By the way, can't wait to see more of your drawings.
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:iconjadegl:
JadeGL Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
I'll try to upload something soon, I've been a little busy lately. ;)
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