Saturday, April 03, 2010

Starchie's Pawn Shoppe


Here is a location in the town of Toybox; your very own Starchie Spudnoggen's For Sale and Trade establishment. This was done for a story about a scarecrow named Fishbone who's found by Ernie and Suda in an irrigation ditch after his butter cracker eyes have been eaten by birds. Selflessly deciding to help him replace his lost eyes, they find their way here.

Acrylic and prismacolor 9X11

--Starchie

17 comments:

Zack said...

This artwork is so enchanting, Steve. I am so curious to learn more.


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Charlie Gavin said...

When you say 'prismacolor', are you referring to Prismacolor markers?

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Charlie Gavin--
Prismacolor = pencil
It's a black one.

Charlie Gavin said...

Another quick question. I noticed for the GameInformer Sam and Max cover (it might not have been GameInformer but I'm too lazy to check) and for the Tales cover you started with a digital sketch. How often do you do this? I've just started doing it for acrylics and marker drawings, and boy does it improve the end result.

sharprm said...

What happens after he gets his eyes?

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Charlie Gavin--
If it's a pretty involved illustration or painting I will be more likely to test the colors and composition with some digital sketching. Other times I'll just wing it.

sharprm--
I guess I'll have to finish the story.

Sean Lane said...

More Toybox! MORE!

Sean Lane said...

More Toybox! More!

Jake said...

Looks like the corner of Washington and Kentucky in Petaluma! http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=petaluma,+ca&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Petaluma,+Sonoma,+California&ll=38.235467,-122.642076&spn=0,359.976461&z=16&layer=c&cbll=38.235433,-122.642174&panoid=y9Tibm8TOEXD7Cur9WSXyg&cbp=12,176.59,,0,-13.79

Charles Santoso said...

Another beautiful image, Steve! Weirdly enough I had a similar idea of an 'Eye Shop' last month. :)
Perhaps Fishbone can also drop by to this following store:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hGvKQlCbXpM/S6RHCRHYCdI/AAAAAAAAAmw/_v6171nPliE/s1600-h/Eyes_Chao.jpg

Look forward to seeing your next post! :D

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Charles Santoso--
Cool image. I guess it's true, ideas float around like spores out in the ether. Some take root in more than one spot.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Oops.
Charles Santoso--
I accidentally deleted your post when I was deleting another one that had a nasty link. I wasn't censoring your image to make it seem like I was the only one with an eyeball shop concept. Go ahead and repost your link if you would like.

Charles Santoso said...

no no.. not a problem at all, Steve :) I'm the one that should apologise for adding my random image in your post :D btw.. my link is still up there for some reason though.

All the best!

PS: Any chance you want to sell some of your original art again btw? :D

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

Charles Santoso--
I'm thinking if I have any art to post for sale. I've had a run of failed ebay auctions for little trinkets and it would be nice to post something someone might actually buy.

Charles Santoso said...

Steve,
Your art are great! Hope you'll have something up soon - please make it available to international buyer too please. I really would love to own your original artwork one day! :)

All the best!

PS: these ones of yours is really nice! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FbFu1YBZ-Hw/S06424toEAI/AAAAAAAAAe4/8Nwoj6iUpEQ/s1600-h/+Fox_Sml.jpg

and

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FbFu1YBZ-Hw/SvtHU9Ni2xI/AAAAAAAAAeA/fU2JziwHlVE/s1600-h/mermaid-sml.jpg

aj said...

Hey, Steve

I was just wondering what type of illustration board you used to do this one?? I'm still not satisfied with of the ones I've come across with..especially the strathmore. The reason I'm asking is cuz if you use it, it probably marries with the acrylic better then most other brand names.

Starchie Spudnoggen said...

aj--
It just Bristol board - like comic page weight. Just stiff enough to take a little water with out too much buckling.
For illustration board I tend to go pretty thick so it won't warp at all.