Friday, January 12, 2007

Zumtar Frieze

Back to basics--glowy eyes, big dumb head, and skull.

42 comments:

Anders said...

ahahah!!! it walks so well!!
I dig the Gene Simmons tongue! ^^
Do prints of these please!!!!

Joe said...

This is beautiful. I want it on my tombstone.

mackenzie said...

wow!
You guys at Avalanche have some pretty serious skills. I really love your work.

Ken Chandler said...

I always appreciate how much texture you can pull out of a piece Ryan. Really excellent stuff.

Tim Bye said...

I love the smoke - really adds to the atmosphere! Makes me think of indiana jones for some reason!

Sam Nielson said...

This is pretty awesome. Are you going to post it on the other blog as well?

UrbanBarbarian said...

Commented on this with the other blog you're a part of too. Really nice feel to this!

J. Nowland said...

Hey Ryan... the Skull Head dress is awesome.... Good stuff.... PEACE!
J

Todd Oman said...

you can't beat the basics, Very nice.

justinpatrickparpan said...

I like the basics! Nice work Ryan.

Mark Behm said...

Yeah, I like the overall head dress feel too.

DAD said...

super work!I love particularly "gobble".

Patrick said...

Your artwork is always amazing! My friend Emil DeGrey tells me you went to Mt.View HS? I am probably from way before your time, but I went there as well... You are the only other artist I have discovered that likes to draw skulls as much as I do! Great work, very inspiring!!!

cdeboda said...

Love this!

Richtoon said...

Can you bottle and sell what ever it is you guys take at Avalanche?? Seriously.. you should make a how to colour in kick-ass mode or something.

If this is basic....sigh

Jose Darias said...

Oh my god , it´s like a devil door , i like too much , is very impresive , and his tongue is very funny Ryan!!

Mihir Malavia said...

Ridiculous! Amazing stuff. Love everything about it.

GhettoFab said...

Masterful! I wish my basics were this fun! Great stuff Ryan!

GreenStamp said...

very stylish and creepy, i likes.

the design elements are awesome.

marcobucci said...

Nice! I could totally see this design sculpted into a marble wall or something. You're always good with those 'calligraphic' shapes that border this image. Wish I didn't suck so hard with that.

Scott Altmann said...

I don't know who Zumtar is, but I like this pic!

QSTOM said...

zzZZZZzzz
I like this kind of details¡¡
Great work¡

Andrew Glazebrook said...

You're always onto a winner with glowing eyes !!! Super de duper work !

.:ChAOSBOY:. said...

Great!
I like you're scary monsters!

Patrick said...

Ryan- I graduated MVHS in 1985, so I was a product of Mr. MacFarlane (RIP)- he was a good teacher, but the only skulls he encouraged us to draw were buffalo skulls... Nothin' wrong with that, but a few human skulls every now and then would have been good! Keep up the great work, bother Emil once in a while and tell him Patrick said hello...looking forward to seeing more skulls soon!!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Stunning new piece of paintings!! Love these two recent works, so different mood and style, yet both are all very good!

omar said...

You work is fantastic!... very very good!
Omar

sarah said...

Really awesome Ryan. I love the smoke drifting up at the bottem, cool touch.

Bobby Chiu said...

Friggin cool! I love the snakes

adrian said...

Always a suprise every time I come here. Love it!

Chloe Cumming said...

I just found you...

This gives me an oddly 1992 kind of feeling.

Your stuff is good. You are good. It is so.

ljay said...

Ah, the old glowy eyes, big dumb head and skull formula...follow that one and get great results every time! Nice work Ryan

Leonel Castellani said...

Just great. I really like the atmosphere on this image...and the glowy eyes are always a sure bet!:)
Leonel.

jim bradshaw said...

Everytime I visit, I become a bigger fan. Great stuff Ryan.

Hans said...

Hey Ryan,

Great piece!!! I really dig the colors and the smoke in the foreground looks awesome. Your work is amazing. Can't wait to see much more of it in the new year:)

Take care and good luck in '07

Hans

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

another great one!!!! slick!

Ani said...

Waaah ! Love your work !! :o

Roc said...

helluva design! nice work

Wouter Tulp said...

Temple of Doom!
It has a great graphic quality, and I love the atmosphere!
inspiring!

Marcos Mateu said...

Uff...don't wanna meet this guy.
Scary and funny at the same time. I like it!

benwithcappuccino said...

Wonderful art!!wonderful colors!!I love the harmony and the balance of this illustration!COMPLIMENTS!!!

Vidyanand Kamat said...

Hey Ryan,
Really love your work & love to visit ur blog regularly to see fantastic piece of art.
Halloween themed, Christmas time, creatures, royalty, winter theme, almost all… are just amazing.
Here also the skull, glowing eyes, snakes, looooong tongue & above all the atmosphere looks just gr8!
Love to visit again & again & again….
- Kamat