Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jacque le Crabe (Jack the Crab)

Here is another illustration I made for the Avalanche Art challenge. The topic this time was: "Creatures of the Deep"


Jacque is a French actor; well, I should say was a French actor. See, Jacque’s career started splendidly: after just a couple of successful plays in New York, he got a part in a Disney movie, playing some kind of a conductor/babysitter. Later on, he played an obsessive compulsive in a Pixar production. He even performed on Broadway!
Unfortunately for Jacque, parts for French crustacean started to get sporadic. He tried to move on to TV but without success. He just got one part as an extra in the TV show “Lost”. You could see him scurry past Hurley’s feet at one point…
Now Jacque is drinking all alone at the Triton Café ready to be the victim of a deep, very deep depression.

It’s hard to be a French crab sometimes!






Here is a step by step again.

Enjoy!

Seb

















32 comments:

David Malan said...

Wow, really great work sebastion I would say my favorite of all of your new paintings. really well painted. I like the third to last because the neon signs are a little distracting. but the 2 main crawbs are awesome, really cool idea of the cut off light and the subtle background charicters.

Mark Behm said...

Nice work, man. Great mood to the piece. Looks like a pretty tough crowd in there. Thanks for the step by step. Always cool!

Anders said...

Seb, you rule!!!
you are a color genius!! ^^
and what a story!!!

Anders said...

loooooooool
j'avais pas vu le beret!!! excellent!
tout comme la video!!!

Ryan Wood said...

J'aime beaucoup cette illus. Nice work Sebastian, glad to see you put together a movie of it. Not so glad I waited til the end;)

S.D. said...

Un peu stupéfiant peut-être, de voir que de dessin en dessin (peinture? je ne sais pas trop quel terme employer), tu t'améliores encore et toujours... Ton Jacques est assurément superbe, les couleurs et les lumières se marient et se côtoient pour le plus grand plaisir de l'oeil. (en plus tu crées des histoires pour tes personnages, c'est un must!)
Je m'incline bien bas.... :)

Anonymous said...

This is a really nice illustration. You're doing great work! I love the video (the end is really funny).

S.T. Lewis said...

Great stuff, Sebastien... I love seeing the progression. Doesn't mean I'd ever be able to paint anything as good as this, but it's nice to see the process that talented people use. I'm very impressed, as always.

Dave McClellan said...

Cool,
I have to agree with Mr. Malan, I like it better without the Neon signs, because the focal point is so good I don't think it needs the other stuff.

Sebastien Gallego said...

really glad you guys like this piece!
Dave and Dave: Yeap, I agree, these neon signs are too distracting. I tried to keep them pretty muted but it's not enough.

I'm going to change that!
Thanks for the critics

Alina Chau said...

what a great posting!! AWESOME work, and cool to see your painting process.

Anonymous said...

That step by step is cool.It's always helpful, never mind interesting,to see how other artists approach their work. Excellent!!!

R.Dress said...

Well done.
Your a character.

Cal said...

Le pas à pas est fantastic Sebastien, tu es réellement un artiste superbe. Et la couleur et l'illumination créent une atmosphère très bonne.dans ta ligne, comme toujours.

GhettoFab said...

wow AMazing mood and expressions. Knocked this one outta the park Sebastian!!!!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Super stuff !!!

Anonymous said...

You are very creative, glad to have stumbled upon your page

marcobucci said...

Awesome! Your work is always inspiring. Can't watch the video here...but I will as soon as I get home!

Roc said...

great piece!. . .i love seein the process!

-Roc

omar said...

This is a really nice illustration.
From Peru
Omar

Sebastien Gallego said...

Thanks guys! I appreciate all your comments. I'm sorry I can't reply to all of them as I would like to.

Have a great day everybody!

skanes said...

it's very refreshing to see that people take the time to post their processes for others to see and to learn from...thank you for the inspiration.

Carlos Killian said...

MAn you are really good,killian

Jeane Nevarez said...

Very cool to see this work in process. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back.

Mark said...

Nice smokey, bar atmosphere in this one, Like the characters too.

Great work.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sebastian, you probably don't remember me, but I was in R Woodward's gesture drawing class with you back when I was a freshman. It's good to see your work again! You were awesome back then, and you still are now! Catch ya round - b

Jo Bling said...

AWESOME in a word...

Anonymous said...

Superbe boulot (que dire d'autre, c'est vrai)

J'adore la première étape, là ou la couleur orange claque bien, à coté de ce bleu doutremer... Alala... Le placement des couleurs au fur et à mesure "va de soit" :D on ne peut faire mieux !!!

Longue vie à ta main ^^

Bonne continuation !

(Et les p'tits détails du beret comme celui du poisson clown mortibus dans le vert façon "olive" dans le martini = sublimes)

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Phentermine said...

Thanks for interesting article.

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