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Doodle Discovery

37 comments
I was going through a folder filled with odd sketches and came across this one. I can't remember why I drew this, but it looks like a Planet of the Apes inspired sketch -- or just a samurai ape.

This sketch was drawn on bond with graphite, and obviously from imagination.

37 comments :

andrew said...

very nice ape, looks like it would do a lot of damage

Hans said...

That's awesome! Love the facial expression and his long slim limbs.

-Hans

Alina Chau said...

THis is soo awesome!! Love the skinny almost skeleton body!!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

love the proportions and the expression of this character :)
take care!
Ale

Mark McDonnell said...

Another amazing doodle from the brain, right down the arm and straight onto the paper . . . you are quite a talent Mr. Vignali.

Best,

MAC

craig said...

awesome. Apes in armor is win win.

Owen Williams said...

quality chimp :D

gcastro3d said...

Teach me to draw as well as you! Greatt work Marcelo.

God Bless,
George

Lubomir said...

Marcelo this is beautiful to look at, I really enjoy your pencil sketches. Take care.

SIM-R said...

I really like this - imagination is so much more fun than reality .........


Well , most of the time .

CHeers .

Dalton Nunez said...

I love how you pull out from the paper all your drawings... 3D without computer...nice

Milio said...

Buen dibujo señor! Y de los tres elementos que mencionás el más evidente y genial es la imaginación.Un abrazo!

Paul Shardlow said...

Wait a minute! I've seen this guy in Daphne's.

Chris Bivins said...

wow really cool. it does remind me of something from planet of the apes (burton)and a little bit of harry and the hendersons. lol. awesome sir simply awesome.

-biv

bobnelson said...

excellent! i'm really digging this guy. his face has that perfect mix of cantankerous irritation and wisdom. really great pose too... much praise! thanks for sharing

bob

Craig said...

Hahahahahah...man..this is funny!! Something really goes well with swords and monkeys.

Martin Bergquist said...

I'm happy that I found your blog, your work is so nice. Love your drawing style.

Vladimir Bursać said...

So strong character! Wonderful drawing! I'm really enjoying every time I see it.
Best! :o)

Diogo Nascimento said...

grat Job! Very nice. Take care

Joe Karg said...

Hey,
Thanks so much for the kind words regarding Chris and my comic pages. We really worked hard on those, and it's always nice to hear word from the big dogs.

As always, your images continue to push us towards excellence.

Thanks,
Joe

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

gotta love the monkey

Sam Nielson said...

My heart can't contain the love it feels for this drawing.

Wow Gold said...

Very Nice Blog

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Amazing work here!

Juampa said...

Amazing!!

As allways the proportions are awesome! very inspirating!

David Colman said...

love it Mo!!! he definitely has some issues but is still able bodied...like an old warrior who can still take out a whole army of ninjas...

Mark McDonnell said...

We want more. We want more!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate all your kind comments. I also have to appologize for not posting anything lately. Whew, I've been so busy and my life has been quite hectic I haven't had a chance to add any new posts.

I just love all the qualities everyone is reading into this character. When I'm drawing I see all these qualities as my imagination is flush with swirling emotion. Bits of incongruent memories are sifted through a virtual sea of recollections and are being connected in a creative chain that finds its way to the tip of my pencil. It is skeletal, it is Burton's apes, it is Harry and the Hendersons, it is the sum total of all those documentaries with Goodall and Fossey, all those cantankerous persons filled with wisdom that I've met over the years, and odd personalities, postures and gestures that I've seen at Daphnes.

In essence, the things we draw are the sum total of our experiences, our emotions, and our psyche.

Alfred Llupia said...

Lovely drawings,amazed with your pencil work.Greetings!

TH3DEN said...

Apes are freakin awesome!! Love the armor!!

Narender Kundra said...

>great job,looking good your Drawing / concept art.

>see my blog.
>http://artofnaren.blogspot.com/

CárcamO said...

que expresion tiene este personaje.
maravilla!
abs

Anonymous said...

Mas! Mas! Mas!

A. Riabovitchev said...

I like your question about Russian Catwoman!Make my day!:oD

Anonymous said...

ja, ja, ja. did I offend you with my commentary about your huge signatures on little drawings?! take it positively, it's not a critique to your drawings, just to your ego. I don't mind if you filter out all the negative commentaries and post only the positive; that should bother you, not me. Cheers and thanks for posting your art; is really good.

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks again everyone.
Alfred Llupia, TH3DEN, Narender Kundra, CárcamO, A. Riabovitchev.

Anonymous, thanks for the compliments about my work. I'm not quite sure how to interpret your comment about my signature. My concern is about copyright protection, not making sure you can read my signature. I WANT my signature to ruin my images in order to prevent unauthorized reproduction of my work, but allow my peers, colleagues and friends to see what I'm up to.

Mark McDonnell said...

I don't think the artist is interested in showing his over inflated ego . . . his work speaks for itself and rises above the rest without question. It's the Orphan Acts that has created this issue. We should be so lucky to take a peek at what's in Marcelo's mind, he's one heck of a talent. AND, we're lucky enough that he doesn't plaster his name over the image like some of us posting here on the ether.

MAC