Friday, March 16, 2007

Rat Rods & Leprechauns

A St. Patrick's day tribute to the late, great Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

45 comments:

Richard Oud said...

That is awesome! I love the crazy look of the leprechaun.. reminds me of one of those ratfink illustrations.

Keep it up!

S.T. Lewis said...

Another great one, Ryan. I love the smoke coming off of the tires... you even design smoke and fire! I just scribble something down. Everything you draw is cool, and so is this. I like the patch on his sleeve too. Great stuff, man.

Kevin Keele said...

You've totally captured his style, but with a Ryan Wood twist. Awesome image.

GhettoFab said...

Lucky should take notes from this guy. Then those nasty kids would never get a hold of his lucky charms! Awesome post!

Mark Montague said...

Ha ha!

Totally manic. Whoever he's after, I feel sorry for them.

benjatoon! said...

really nice painting!! wow!

Anders said...

As usual the painting is perfect and I dig the dynamic pf the piece this time...
looks like it's gonna be a great St Patrick's day!!

Florian Satzinger said...

Captain Sir, this is eye-popping great!! Greets, congrats and salutes from the alps.

Santiago Lozano said...

Hey Ryan....
Tis is the first time i see your blog, congratulations...nice art...
warm design and color...nice textures also...i`ll be collecting your cards...maybe when i`m old i`ll play poker with my friends using them! LOL

Dan said...

Freakin awesome...as everyone knows, Big Daddy Roth + anything = gold. Heh heh.

Oliver Kurth said...

Full of verve! I guess with this hot machine he had no problem to come in time for the St.Patrick's parade. Hit the road O'Malley!

Happy St.Patrick's day!

Todd Oman said...

faith n begora that's a fine piece of art.

Jose Darias said...

awesome Ryan , love those colours!

i hope that don´t care that I linked you in my blog , i hope you will come over there

Dimitri said...

eh eh eh ! wonderfull and funny ! great !

sedyas said...

Great digital paints!

jim bradshaw said...

I would love to see your work in progress. Man! The colors and textures, the glowing coins, the ratfink patch, the lucky charms finger tatoos, the hot car with skull grill and skull cuff links...I'm outta breath. I think your blog is on fire! Another fine job bro!

Steve Simpson said...

excellent Ryan! Very impressive as always.

Happy Patrick's Day!

Kactiguy said...

Aww, look at the wee leprechaun drivin' his wee little car. He's after me lucky charms.

Jo Bling said...

RIP Big Daddy :-(

This is great, Ryan, lovely colours sir!

Melannie said...

I dig the hair and flames.

Shane Olson said...

wow man... what a tribute!

Nathan Lindsay said...

This is hilarious. the flames turning into smoke really are nice...and the dainty pinky on the right hand.

jordan wan said...

I love your work, you always capture the essence!!

Dela said...

I just love your choice of colors ,real mastery.
Ah reminds me of all that green beer.
Cheers.

skanes said...

beauty...

Adam Ford said...

Pretty Brilliant Ryan! This is really fun.

Adam Ford said...

Pretty Brilliant Ryan! This is really fun.

Tim Bye said...

Fantastic!

Oliver Chipping said...

I love his tats - Great "roth-esque-ness" but to the next level!

Pat Pakula said...

damn thats good!

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Aurora said...

FABOULOUS!

saludos!

Marjolaine said...

I like the way you add texture to give an atmosphere :) I tried to use some texture too in my recent work, you'd given me ideas ! ;P

Hodges! said...

awesome work, i think he would be proud.

mike said...

Hah! I just put one like this up at my blog. Love that monster stuff.
Yours is a nice take on that stuff. Looks like you had fun.
Hope you'll visit my blog and check out my monster bird at the top of the page... Love your work...

Kyle Marshall said...

Amazing!

SIM-R said...

great stuff man - love the flames and the textures . Ooooozes character and style as always .Nice one .

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! AWESOME!! love the drawings before!! Great set!

sarah said...

Awesome! The head of story at my old studio would LOVE this. I'll have to send him the link :)

You always have such great texture on your paintings too. Very cool.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This is super cool !! Love the flames shooting out the car !!

Ryan Wood said...

Thanks for the comments on the lil fella, they're much appreciated!

Bobby Chiu said...

Looks awesome! Love how you captured Ed Roth but added your own touch... and then made it with a St.Patrick's Day twist!! love it.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Another killer piece.

CEREAL KILLER said...

Hey Wood, that leprecaun seems to have scaped from whacky wheels chapter...he he he he
I love your style dude, is so original and has such wonderful atmosphere....

COOL

( =_=)/

Bryan Lefler said...

I love the hot rod sub culture and your take on it. Another amazing illustration.