View Full Version : Here's A Thanksgiving Day Festivity You've Never Seen," A Turn of the Table"

Stephen Lo Piano
11-04-2014, 09:40 AM
This idea is something started way back around 1980. Back then while attending college I did some volunteer work for the school newspaper as layout editor. For the Thanksgiving Day week publication I created this cartoon humor pen and ink drawing that was included in the newspaper. The pen and ink drawing was used for this color version that I have recently decided to create using Art Rage 4. Loaded the original pen and ink drawing into one layer and then colorized the image on another with tools in Art Rage 4: airbrush, palette knives, oil brush, lettering, a few strokes with other tools. So far the image looks like this. Below the colorized version I will include the original pen and ink drawing created back around 1980 with natural media tools, there were no computers back then. I hope the viewer does consider this as funny even though it may be in bad taste.

Stephen Lo Piano
11-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Here is the original pen and ink drawing from natural media created back in 1980 as mentioned above. One exception is the grey outside matte with lettering "Turkey for Thanksgiving? or Thanksgiving for Turkeys?", that part was added with a graphic arts program some five years ago while experimenting with the original drawing.

11-04-2014, 10:02 PM
You're an awfully good painter, dear Stephen! Excellent one!

11-06-2014, 11:59 PM
Excellent detail, Stephen. Great talent and humor!
I'll take a leg, if you don't mind.:eek:;)

11-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Just brilliant Stephen, you've put so much work into it.

Works for me, as I'm a vegetarian! :) :) :)

D Akey
11-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Hahah. Very good poster against turkey for Thanksgiving. Certainly a scenario for which those birds should be grateful. Just don't expect me to reach in to get out the stuffing. Yeesh!

Fun processing with that sort of woodcut kind of look. Worked great, didn't it.

Nice work and holiday cheer, there Stephen! :):):):):)

Stephen Lo Piano
11-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Decided to make a few changes to the color image here. Believe the changes to the top lettering and background plus a few improvements have created better balance in the composition of the image.