Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gonzo: Portrait of a Weirdo


My latest doodle, a portrait of my absolute favorite Muppet, Gonzo the Great. He's always been my main Muppet since I was a kid; I've always felt like I can really relate with someone commonly called a "creep," a "weirdo," and a "whatever." John Cleese once called him "the ugly, disgusting little one who catches cannonballs." Story of my life.

This illustration was a lot of fun to work on. I started with a quick rough sketch I made in Flash with no intentions of doing anything with it.

I then brought the sketch into Illustrator and inked it/cleaned it up.

From there, I brought it into Photoshop and painted it up.

This post obviously wouldn't be complete without a video of Gonzo's act. Dave Goelz is a brilliant puppeteer.

5 comments:

blood loss sway said...

you are a brilliant illustrator, and what is this "photoshop" you speak of?! SOUNDS NEAT

notions & potions said...

oh! that bow-tie! so lovely but so sad...

auntielins aka mum said...

I LOVE Gonzo! He's my kind of "weirdo" :D

bbury said...

Great Great!!! I love that he has loose hairs everywhere. you did it again!

Monstertoke said...

your too good!!