Posts tagged captain haddock
Posts tagged captain haddock
“Sorry, fangirls, I’m already taken! Au revoir!”
Reunion at Ostend Harbour - Homecoming - 1945
Painted in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. Took between 20-30 hours, spread over several days. Inspired by the fanfiction “Homecoming” by Azzy.
I will make another version of this, a non-Tintin/non-fanart painting with different characters. I love painting Tintin fanart but for an aspiring pro illustrator, fanart is so useless - I can’t sell prints of it, can’t license it to anyone, can’t make merchandise of it, can’t show it at some websites, can’t enter it in many contests, etc. etc. :/ Also, I don’t want to ruin a potential client’s childhood. Sorry if this just ruined yours.
The last hurried telegram that reached him had been sparsely detailed and half-blacked-out, only the words ‘__________AT SEA AGAIN________ CPT HADDOCK’ remaining. Tintin still has the scrap of paper, ragged from his own stroking fingertips, despite everything that the war has taken from him.
“I miss you so much, Captain,” he blurts out, helpless to stop the words, “I miss you, I miss you, why didn’t you-”
The bubbling hiss is his only answer. He knows why Haddock didn’t follow, this time; Britain called him, the last beleaguered bastion against Hitler’s might, and what could the captain do but answer? Tintin had flung himself headlong into death, after all. “Captain,” he says, low, desperate, and with a precise click, the line goes dead.
It is October 1940. The world is at war.
Painted by me, using Wacom tablet and Photoshop. Inspired by this beautiful fanfiction
… am I the only one who thinks this original drawing by Hergé looks really kinky?
Taken out of context, that is.
It’s part of the cover of a small 16-page booklet that Hergé did - a documentation about how the comics are drawn, from sketched page to finished work:
The title means “Fifty years of real fun work”, and of course you can also read it as “Fifty years of real gay work” :D
Tintin in Tchernobyl. Painted by me, in my own style :)
Like many Europeans, I grew up with the #1 Belgian comic series by artist/author Hergé (started reading the inherited-from-Dad albums when I was 8 years old) but it was the movie that put me in full fangirl mode about one month ago. (Even though the comics are much better.)
This fanart was the perfect excuse for me to get outside my comfort zone. Tough guys with guns and run-down communist architecture are very unusual subjects for me (and so is fanart!). It is my belief that every artist needs to get outside their comfort zone sometimes if they want to improve and evolve. I’ve also wondered how those guys would look like in my own painting style.
I really want to do more fanart in Hergé style, though! The fangirl trip is increasing my productivity quite a bit… Prepare for more fangirlisms!
And yes, I know that Captain Haddock would rather swear off whisky than pulling a James Bond pose! But in my painting he does what I want, haha! :D (Sorry, Archie)
Medium: Photoshop and Wacom tablet, as always
Time: about 20-30 hours
Tintin going scuba diving in “Tintin and the Golden Fleece”.
“…Know what I mean, Captain?”
Ohhhh yes, Tintin. We know exactly what you mean.