Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rowdy Roddy Piper: A tribute (part one)

On July 30, a true personal influence of mine - one who made it perfectly fine to be weird and mouthy - Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep as a result of cardiac arrest. What can I say about the "Hot Rod" that hasn't already been said? 

Well, in part one of my tribute to the Rowdy One, I knocked out a comic book-inspired version of the WWE Hall-of-Famer in ink (Micron and Pentel Pocket Brush pens).

In a way, it sort of looks Neal Adams-inspired. I don't know. I just wish I rendered Roddy under different circumstances. I should have done it a long time ago.

Stay tuned for part two of my Roddy Piper tribute, in which I'll post a fully-colored version of this piece in gouache watercolor paint.

Rest well, Roddy.

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  1. Terrific likeness. He had his rounds with McMann. Roddy was quite a colorful individual, you said it best, an icon. L

    1. Thank you so very much, Leon!! We will never experience another like him. Again, MUCH appreciated, Sir. :)