Going Postal

Ballpoint pen on paper · 2 Dec 06
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Going Postal — Art by Karthik

About this drawing

Inspired by the game Postal, this Wikipedia article, and Taxi Driver, this picture is about a guy who suddenly "snaps" one day, suits up in bulletproof armour, puts on boots with knives strapped to their sides, loads up a gun and prepares to dish out bloody vengeance on anyone who has crossed him in the past.

I drew this one on notebook paper in ballpoint pen during a training session at work.  I tried something different in this drawing, where the sticky tape appears to be patching up the paper where it's torn.  At first the paper appears to be just the background, since the hands seem to be above it, but on a closer look, observe that the tear in the paper is also going through the arm on the right.  It is an interesting effect though I don't know how effective it is!

Date added 4 Dec 06

Comments for this Drawing

Mansi Gupta
8 Dec 06 · 12:31 AM
Great, as usual... but my two pence of critique... the blood could perhaps have been done a bit better.. and ya, I did notice the tear in the ar, but only after I read about it in your comment.

Kudos nevertheless....
8 Dec 06 · 12:36 AM
Comment by user Karthik
Thanks Mansi... the blood is nothing more than clicks of the mouse using different paintbrush sizes in Photoshop at 100% hardness.

And the tear in the arm was added as an afterthought, probably if I'd thought of it before, I'd have differentiated it better.
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