Thursday, May 3, 2007

"We accept you're one of us!"

My turkey... Paying tribute to my punk rock roots with something from the roots of punk rock:




Gabba gabba we accept you, we accept you one of us!
Gabba gabba we accept you, we accept you one of us!

I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.
I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.

I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.
I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.

D-U-M-B
Everyone's accusing me!

D-U-M-B
Everyone's accusing me!

I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.
I don't wanna be a pinhead no more. I just met a nurse that I could go for.

Gabba gabba hey!
Gabba gabba hey!
Gabba gabba hey!
Gabba gabba hey!
[to fade]

6 comments:

da janx said...

This bird is THE bird and I think he is giving me the Bird. (though I am most honored to receive it)

GoatboyBBMA said...

I like the colors, and the weird ball like things offa his beak is pretty funny too. yay balls.

Paul Adam said...

CMY baby! Great punk poster! This is probably obvious for hardcore punk fans and graphic design nuts, but what did you use for reference (if any) for the style?

Rubio said...

Thanks guys.

When I first started this, I immediately decided, as Christopher pointed out, to make the bird THE bird. That led me to the Ramones (had a great rendition of a song called "Surfin' Bird" and is one of my FAVORITE bands of all time). I wanted to make something with a strictly Ramones theme... but the whole "finger" gesture seemed a bit more aggressive than just that. So I went with something a bit more general punk rock.

Paul: Well, for the actual inking style, I went back and tried to emulate the overworked and dirty bastardized style I used to use back in high school- which was a mix of a bunch of different styles I really liked (but none of which were really any good).

I wanted to use the yellow/magenta color scheme of the Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks" album cover (and posters), and once I realized that it made for a less-than ideal duotone, the cyan pretty much followed from there. The color fills are similar to that too, as well being a call back to when I was making punk rock posters and did all of my spot colors with haphazardly-cut fills (didn't have to worry as much about registration, plus it looked cool). It was a very common technique used by those of us who had access to traditional printing presses and equipment but had very little actual printing knowledge.

The background and bottom grunge were added just for texture's sake.

Paul Adam said...

Thanks for the window into your process.

Sarah Frary said...

HAHAHA this is GREAT! Oh man, I'm cracking up -- really really incredible idea and wonderful detail on this piece. Awesome work!