Ladies and gentlemen, let's everybody shout and shimmy for the man who started it all: Mr. Dynamite himself, Soul Brother Number One, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, our very Godfather of Soul—ladies and gentleman, please welcome... Mr. James Brown!
This drawing's actually based on a battery-operated James Brown toy I got for Christmas onetime. I started sketching it on a lark and realized it'd make a fun picture.
And did it? You decide!
I wanted my colors to be especially adventurous this time, and I'm happy with the result. It feels like Brazilian currency! (And tastes like it, too. I've the sudden urge to wax my bikini zone.)
Oh, and my thanks to Vectips for showcasing some of my work in their Weekly Vector Inspiration #32. The irony is I avoid Illustrator like the plague and reserve it only for type and pristine linear effects. The rest I draw with this five-fingered mammalian wonder I call a hand.