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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cap'n Caveman by Rob

I hate Captain Caveman. He always freaked me out. Partially because as a man, he was clearly nude, even though he was cognizant enough to wear a cape; also because he was entirely covered in hair, which, as a nearly hairless person myself, makes me intensely uncomfortable and a little jealous. Still, when Mel Caylo says draw Captain Caveman, you do it or you get the shit hugged out of you.
I knew I wanted to bring out Captain Caveman's innate creepiness with a reasonably realistic face, and when I thought of beings who were mostly eyes and noses, I immediately turned to Ringo Starr. So I tried to model the face off of his photos on the cover of With the Beatles and A Hard Day's Night. The cigarette seemed somehow necessary after I finished the eyes and nose. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out in that it's really, really creepy.

5 comments:

Zach Oat said...

AAAAAAAAAHHH! That is awesome. It's like Captain Caveman had to do a self-portrait for his life drawing class. I need to get crackin'!

TJ Dietsch said...

Haunting, truly haunting.

eMP said...

Ditto what TJ said. He makes me want to read more Kurt Vonnegut...

Mel Caylo said...

For some reason, this reminds me of that dog with the human face in the 1979 version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

Sean T. Collins said...

Nightmare fodder.

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