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LIID Week 86: Drowning Aquaman! by johntrumbull LIID Week 86: Drowning Aquaman! by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn #86, 4/18/12: Comic book characters mashed up with classic paintings! I chose Aquaman in Roy Lichtenstein's "Drowning Girl". Interesting challenge to try and draw/letter as badly as Roy Lichtenstein (not a fan).

For this one I tried to do a Nick Cardy/Alex Toth Super Friends style Aquaman head, as I thought it would blend decently with the simplified/flattened style Lichtenstein used. Now that it's finished, I'm seeing a bit of Don Heck in there, too (Loston says it's the mouth).

The other entries for this week can be seen here: [link]

The "original" Lichtenstein piece, "Drowning Girl" can be seen here: [link]

The REAL original art by Tony Abruzzo from SECRET HEARTS #83 can be seen here: [link]

UPDATE: My pal Rob Kelly is featuring this piece on his great website, The Aquaman Shrine, today! Check it out: [link]
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jeongmonine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013

As I'm studying history of art and curating at graduateschool,

in the semester

I need some information of pieces sometime,

 

And this time, I'd like to know more about your piece and Roy Lichtenstein's work -Drowning Aquaman and Girl-

 

 

I'll wait for your answer.

 

p.s. (And how can I get more information about your works?)

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jeongmonine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013

I wonder

 

>of which Material did you draw,

 

>the Size of 'Drowning Aquaman',

 

>and when did you begin this work(year and month, please) and end?

 

 

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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...how can a guy who can BREATH UNDER WATER be able to DROWN!?
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional
My old classroom had a mural based off the Lichtenstein piece painted on the wall. I honestly think I would have preferred your piece. Instant classic :)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
You're most welcome :D
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Aozame32 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! This is funny. Great work.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
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Skaramine Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That deconstructing Lichtenstein is a great page... too bad all the GREAT art is all covered in macros.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that seems rather unfair considering that Lichtenstein's versions are better known by far.
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ross Andru alone, however, has had more people love his work. Or Mike Sekowski. Let alone Joe Kubert!

I literally grew up on Ross Andru's Spider-Man and reprints of Sekowski's Justice League.
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a good point. I'd bet good money that Andru, Sekowsky and Kubert have all inspired more passionate, devoted fans than Lichtenstein has. RL strikes me as an artist who is intellectually appreciated more than loved.
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mpz28427 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
nice pic :)
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Topo is funnier I don't care what they say! You keep bringing the funny every week!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OF COURSE Topo is funnier than Mera, Farlander. Why are we even discussing this? :)
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HeyKannaya Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
LOVE THIS!
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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