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March 26, 2011
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Heres Looking At You. Kid. by SaffuranLoL Heres Looking At You. Kid. by SaffuranLoL
If it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?

While it was fresh in my mind I decided to doodle up this little homage to the 1942 classic, Casablanca, and one of Hollywood's greatest actors ever, Humphrey Bogart. I know that a film like this is sort of out of my age bracket but I enjoy all good movies from any time period, big movie buff.. and Casablanca is one of the most powerful movies from its era.. or ever for that matter. Beyond that there is just a mystique about the classics that you don't get in the modern movies.. whether it be the style of acting, level of drama.. or just the qualities of a film shot in black and white that you don't see in something that is Technicolor-ed.

Smoking was a big thing in movies back then, and sure enough Mr. Bogart (who runs a bar in the movie) did his fare share.. Incorporating the signature movie tactic for intensity in the 40's and 50's I gave it some modern flare.. letting the lit puff stick bring some color, albeit a little into the picture to intensify the look.

Hope this is something that everyone finds pleasurable to the eye, tried to make it as gritty and yet as smooth as possible. =P

Saffron/Art - :iconallbowdown:
Casablanca - Warner Brothers

Humphrey Bogart - December 25, 1899 January 14, 1957
Thanks for the classics, may you continue to rest in peace.
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Critique by GaGA-Ominous Mar 29, 2011, 7:42:38 AM
This picture really touched my heart, and I don't see many pictures that do reminded me of variety of shows that my grandfather would watch when I was younger, and I would watch them with him. I couldn't believe how much of the twenties era I have seen in this.

When I first saw this, I knew it was not the same Bowie that drew this from when I first started watching you, because you grew into something beautiful. I can tell with the highlights and blending in this picture that you did. Even the shadows are magnificent in this, reminds me of the oil paint that I would experiment with in my art class and splatter on myself xD; However, I see tremendous growth in this picture...I see a boy's journey of being an artist, too. I always liked looking at how other people grew from their other pictures.

Everything: 5/5 - I was wow'd by everything this picture had to offer. I believe it was very original to do this, even if it was based off of Sonic the Hedgehog. I really can't wait to see more works from you. I should be seeing you more often :)
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NalaMate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing <3
katt-trivia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
cool and scary at the same me
spade9180 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is some powerful stuff, the sheer meaning behind it gives me a little thought on the movies of today.
maleksamman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I like the technique concerning the ear through the hat. How exactly do you draw these?
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try to picture 2 triangles, one on the main body of the hat and one on the rim, they meet at their tips pointing towards the back of the head, meaning the opening would be wider toward the front of the head for the ear to properly fit through.. then I just make it so that the hat band covers up everything so you don't have to haste so much with where the hat stops and the ear starts.
maleksamman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
O, well I'm honored that you'd tell me HOW you did it :). But I didn't specify that I'd like to know what PROGRAMS you use to create these!

Also, as an aspiring Sonic artist (I draw in a sketch book EVERY night), I'd like to know what program would be best to begin with.

Thanks! :D
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop.. 9 times out of 10 the digital pics you'll see are done on Photoshop (CS2/CS3/or CS4) and every now and then you'll see someone who uses Corel Painter or Paint Tool SAI but they are only friendly if you own a tablet..

Photoshop is probably your best bet in the long run, s' the industry standard after all.
Turbine83 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Excellent job buddy. very good tribute ^^
SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
DarkDevilish Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks badass x3
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