Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vitruvian Killdeath

Another day, another Dr. Killdeath drawing. This time it's the Doctor as if drawn by da Vinci. At last all those art history classes came in useful for something!

I played around with various Photoshop brushes until I found one that simulated ink strokes pretty well. It was a bear trying to get his hands to match up with the circle and square like the original drawing. Fortunately the Doctor is pretty flexible.

For the background I just used a splotchy Photoshop brush and painted until I thought it looked like parchment. I applied some kind of canvas texture to it in Photoshop too.

In case you're wondering, the text really does say something, but I doubt you can read it. It's the "Niagra Falls" routine that the Three Stooges (and many others) used to perform. You know: "Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch..." What's that? You've never heard of it? Then you sir, are a Philistine. Good day, sir. I SAID GOOD DAY SIR!

No particular meaning in using the "Niagra Falls" routine. I just needed some text to fill in the top and bottom like in the original drawing, and that popped into my head.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the original "Vetruvian Man" for comparison.


  1. i like your version better than leonardo's

  2. Hey, give Leonardo a break, he's a movie star not an artist!

    What's that? Really? I see. I stand corrected then.


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