Monday, October 13, 2014

I Drew Pele!

So now that I'm no longer perpetually dissatisfied with my own artistic ability (see what I did there?), I've decided to post some of my artwork here on the blog for your viewing pleasure!
 
This one is a piece I did for Sketch Lottery back in May.




Our assignment that week was Pele', obviously. I found the subject kinda boring, given that I'm not a sports guy in general, and also American, so Soccer is irrelevant even if I was. So I made it fun by  adding my own spin to it and making Pele' a member of the G.I. Joe team... Like William "the Refrigerator" Perry and Sgt. Slaughter before him!
 
Taking my cue from The Fridge, I gave Pele' a spiked soccer ball on a stick. I also gave him a real soccer ball, and two red flags, all of which are undoubtedly explosive.
 
Observant geeks will note that the uniform Pele is wearing is actually the one he wore in the Tang ads that ran in all the 80's comic books.  Which means the version depicted above is probably the variant "chase" figure. The regular version wears Pele's traditional uniform, and comes with yellow flags that are filled with knock-out gas, as opposed to the red explosive ones.
 
 
 

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