Mr. Beer Nut


Author Comments

This is a recent piece I did for an upper level illustration course. The assignment was to produce an exploded view of an object. At first I was going to take a more traditional approach to this task by illustrating a game console disassembled with parts being flung from the casing. This concept quickly began to bore me and it did not look like I would have enough time to go into as much detail as I would have liked to in order to produce anything of real quality. Facing this issue I scrapped the old idea and went with something much simpler, but with a twist that made it much more interesting.

The object I chose to illustrate, as you can see, was a peanut. However, in order to make it more interesting I gave it a bit of a personification. As this resulted in comments that it resembled Mr. Peanut, I decided to play off of this and parody that character with one of my own, "Mr. Beer Nut."

This took about two or three days to complete and was done primarily in Illustrator with some shapes being created in Flash.


notbad atall

Notbad at all kinda simple yet it tells abit of a story as all art should i think, and this was right up there, with him finally to his death i think but anyways nice shades nice light feel with a dark side in the story.

Light and dark all mixed in one


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Jibber-Zen responds:

Thanks. Personally though, it feels like the broken peanut inside/outside the shell could have been shaded a little better. Then again, that would have resulted in throwing the composition off balance if the shading style was too different for each part of the image. =/

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4.45 / 5.00

Feb 16, 2010
5:39 PM EST
File Info
567 x 540 px
48.4 KB

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