9/3/09

diablo at the grill


This little devil's been sitting in my sketchbook all summer, so I figured I'd whip up a quick color version of him before cookout season is over. I was going to wait till we had super hot weather, but it's been an unseasonably cool summer here in Ohio. Hope everyone has one hell of a labor day weekend-get in those last few cookouts while you can.

31 comments:

donny* said...

what a perfectly devilish creature. i LOVE that he's in a shirt and tie. and that dangling cigarette is pretty darn cool. also, like that new profile illustration you're sporting.

salli s. swindell said...

he is gReAT! and so is your new profile illo...

JEM 'n Tonic said...

Love the color tones. I dig the smoke.

Chris Kennett said...

So many great details here! Looks great mate!

Jason Dove said...

Michael, Love the textures in the Background! The shaping like always is so well thought out too. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Gavin Goo said...

Cool! Pitchfork put into good use :D Nice profile pix too!

Roberta said...

I think it would be wise not to kiss the cook this time!
Too clever!!!

Gabriele Antonini said...

I love stripes on horns, nostril and cigarette. All details are so simple and incisive.
Gabriele

Dante Terzigni said...

another awesome piece! i like your profile pic too..picasso!

Patricia González Palacios said...

in Chile this date we celebrate our national day, become many roasts, this picture would do us all very well

Denise Gallagher said...

ooohhh! excellent!

damon said...

i like

Shirley said...

Wow, this is such a great piece! Yet again! : ) Love the palette, tones, graphic quality of all of your work. Mr. Devil even has a bit of the eye-liner there...and of course the most excellent detail here are the cigarette ashes falling right into the pit...marvelous.

Have a wonderful weekend Michael..hope you get to enjoy a great Q too!

Jason Curtis said...

Oh man, this is damn good Michael!

You always incorporate so many juicy details into your work...it's always such a visual treat.

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a clever character! Love the shapes and tonalities. Just fantastic work!

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BILLY said...

UUUUUUOoouuuu...!!!

Muito Bom.

matt dawson said...

Wow! Your textures just bowl me over... the edges of the frame in this one, and the clouds in the EXCELLENT cat & mouse game... are they natural media scans or custome digital brushes...? Either way they are perfection! Lovely choice of colour in this too... that acid green really gives the piece the right vibe... beach party of the damned kinda thing :) The character design puts me in mind of Jim Flora, but for my money I think you manage to carry off that 'spark of life' along with your abstract shapes and patterns in the face where Jim Flora is sometimes overly graphic / abstract at the expense of the characters themselves.... phew, in short (too late) I love it :)

matt dawson said...

love the new avatar portrait by the way!

Abhilash.N said...

Love the design & use of colours..!

Roger Simó said...

It's a good idea to put a tattoo in the head of the devil. It's suposed he's so old, that it make me think in old cultures, when tattoos where a part of their beliefs and superstitions. And the same for the black tie, nowadays most of the devils use one...
Congratulations!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great illustration.You´ve got the devil face.

Art Fan Ako said...

Yeah, put the devil to work! LOL Great illustration!

GhettoFab said...

I guess he would know good barby que! Spicy stuff !!!!

krisztina maros said...

oh my favourite colors! it's the coolest devil I've ever seen, really love it!! he's so elegant and he can cook... please forward my kiss to him :) as I saw your new profile picture it has immediately bring me to your blog - it's also a fine creature.

Jmontiel said...

I love the colors and textures ... These tasty sausages!

mauricio salmon said...

awesome!

Sam said...

thanks for the visit sir! Your stuff is great!

justdoodleit said...

It is said that - "The devil is in the details" in this case the converse is also true :) Cool profile pic too!

Rocca said...

Man! Great Job! I really like!

diegoLARAsaltos said...

fantástico!

Anna Slavkova said...

You are unique!!!Its true....