IF: Eighties

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Okay! I am feeling a lot better today
and fired up my engines to the max gear to
serve you with this IF submission. And after
a couple of rather meager days and posts I am glad
to come up with something better today.

And as you may have noticed, I took out
my blog header because I found it too
otrusive. Unfortunately, I can´t change
the blog titles size somehow - Blogger really
hates me personally recently. There are
many occasions where it simply won´t let me
upload images, or apply changes to the
layout. Anyways, no header, but it makes
the new posts stand out a lot better.

And last but not least; thanks everybody
for the comments as always, but in the last
time I didn´t have much power to answer
to a lot of them. I hope you don´t think
I am a selfish arrogant old
dirty german sauerkraut bastard, it´s
just, you know - real life!

One of my absolute 80ies pop
Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough


Ellis Nadler said...

beautiful drawing

suana said...

This is GREAT!

Jeannette said...

I love the heads. I love the guitar. I love the pant cuffs. I love the belt.

I'm glad you survived the great german sore throat epidemic. You selfish arrogant old dirty german sauerkraut bastard.


Illustration Friday Night said...

"I am a selfish arrogant old
dirty german sauerkraut bastard"

Quote of the week. Rocking!

Muffin said...

now this i like - very cool drawing and details. :)

Lisa said...

Very nice!

Erika said...

i love this! beautiful work. and nope, don't think you are arrogant or any of those other things.

just very talented. werd.


Michelle Lana said...

very cool!

Lu*** said...

love this style! great work

John Reddinger said...

this is awesome, although my personal favorite Billy Ocean song is "Get Out of my Dreams (And Into my Car)".

Also, "Sauerkraut Bastard" would make a great name for a band.

Jeannette said...

i saw this guy martin haake in Illustration Now and I thought you would like him. then i found out he is german, so you will be great friends.

johnnynorms said...

Utterly superb, am eating up all the details - I want that guitar!

Bill Z said...

very cool - definitely the best I've seen on IF this week

Ariel said...

Great drawing Fred.. as usual.

Thanx for your comments too. Your advice is worth TEN industry professionals ;)

Looks like you're feeling better.. so back to your "gallery" standard material i imagine.

Oh... look who's changing HIS blogger profile picture now..... uh huh! ;)

three cheers and a salud


paige said...

I love this drawing.

John Coulter said...

i loved 99 LUFTBALLONS


Mac McRae said...

You are totally a selfish arrogant old dirty german sauerkraut bastard. That is what makes your art so good.
That and your unsurpassed love for billy ocean.

Adam said...

There's something about this that I like. I'm a big fan of the way you add linework to denote texture, especially on the floor.