Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rome: Not Again!


Here's my take on a theme of duos. These two are Vorenus and Pullo from the HBO series Rome. I thought as characters go, they're relationship was one that always kept me eager for their next adventure. Vorenus the headstrong military leader who's hot temper is always set off by Pullo's density. And of course Pullo, the big dumb lovable ox who's quicker to deal with his problems in blood than reason.

6 comments:

Matt Cassan said...

Looks awesome Eric.

Celeste said...

Aha! You've captured them perfectly! Great characatures :)

DaLe said...

nice one, i think rome will be my next addiction. im right in the middle of the 2nd season of battlestar & its some of the best damn tv i ever did seen. YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT, trust me

Jen said...

Oook. So as you know, first season ended with Niobe killing herself. Then soon afterwards, some guy who runs the more rougher section, kidnaps Veronus' family because they didn't pay back money or something.

Veronus goes nuuuuuuts when he finds out and he kills ALL of the guys, Pullo helping him. Pullo's so loyal the entire time too. And Veronus he's just nuts, he kills them all, which starts a gang war because they're fighting over turf.

But Veronus doesn't care and totally just hides into his shell and mourns, doesn't move from his bed. Pullo has to come in and feed him, and poke him, to make sure he's alive.

So then Marc Anthony comes in and starts saying how Veronus is worthless and that if he wants to redeem himself, he has to stop the gang war.

So Veronus gets up, and tells them to stop the gang war, and HE'LL be the leader. They're all like, "Yeah right." But then Veronus starts cursing the goddess and says that he's the son of Hades. Freaks Pullo out and everything. And that's where the second episode ended. Gosh, I love this show.

Mattias said...

You really captured the dynamic duo!

Pete Emslie said...

Hi Eric,

I just noticed your comment on my site, so I thought I'd check out your blog in return. I must say I'm very impressed with how you've honed your craft in the years since I first met you at Studio M! There is a real appeal to your art, both in their cartoon aesthetic and your handling of colour and tone value.

I felt compelled to leave my comment in this particular posting, as I too am a big fan of "Rome" and can really appreciate this caricature of the two main players. Perhaps I could encourage you to try doing a likeness of Polly Walker as Atia? (Heck, I might just attempt one of her myself!)

I'll drop by often to see more of your great work!

Pete