Monday, April 13, 2009

The Tookah's Eye Opened Wide...

Yessiree, another random snippet from a SciFi pulp, illustrated for Art By Committee, the monthly game on the Gurney Journey BLOG.

I had fun with this one, trying to capture pub light and ambience, and playing with different rendering techniques on my brand new Cintiq...Yeah, baby!!!

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“Behind the bar, polishing four glasses at the same time with his blue tentacles, was the Tookah. Two of his three eyes didn’t bother to look up, but it was the third one, the upper eye, the sleepy one that appears bored by everything but never misses anything. That one sleepily looked over at me and then blinked and opened wide.”

2 comments:

Andrew Wales said...

You've captured the mood, lighting and textures perfectly for a contemporary earth bar. Then seeing this creature there is cool! Those tentacles really creep me out!

Mark Heng said...

Thanks, Andrew! Yeah, it's supposed to be a classy old hotel bar employing immigrant labor...