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Always Funk by FabianMonk Always Funk by FabianMonk

So this is the pimped out version of the right hand side image of the Badfunk Triptych.

Not really much to say here other than that it was hella fun to do some serious rendering again. I don't think I'll be painting any of the other Triptych pieces like this, cause frankly I don't have a lot of time, and other, to me more pressing, ideas in my head that need to come out.

By the way, let me know what you think of the typography. I just want to know if it's readable to you. The kind of effect I am going for is that it is easily enough readable when you're looking at it, but doesn't constantly penetrate your vision when it's only in the corners of your eyes, if that makes sense. Basically I hope it's not super distracting and attention demanding, but not hard to read either when you try.
//EDIT: by the way, beats me why I didn't mention this three years ago or whenever I posted this, but I didn't invent the type. I don't want to take credit for something I didn't do, Eduardo Recife from Misprinted Type ( [link] ) is the brilliant mind responsible for that. I hand lettered this particular one, just for the visual effect. Also, that's not supposed to be an excuse, if you think that anything about the typography doesn't work it's definitely my fault. Just wanted to give credit where it's due (even if waaaaaaayyyyyy too late, really).

Just for fun, process screen shots:
1: [link]
2: [link]
3: [link]
4: [link]
5: [link]
6: [link]
7: [link]
8: [link]

Plus, some people asked for wallpaper version of the Triptych. I never provided any of those. If there's still interest, let me know. Meanwhile, here's a wallpaper-able version of this one: [link]

Done entirely in Photoshop CS.

Pin stripes are ballin'.
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Given 2010-07-22
The suggester said: "Incredible, fabulous, amazing! I love how ~monk-art managed to have great lighting effects. Always Funk is really stunning and wonderful" ( Suggested by jcroxas and Featured by Norke )
Lee034 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
gorgeous !
process screen shots link dont't work anymore... :'(
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh damn... I don't think I have those anymore (or at least I don't know where).
Thanks for the heads up, and sorry if they're gonna stay dead a while...

Glad you like it though!
darkmae76 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
wow cool work
TabletActivity Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very awesome..that must be a print!! nice work ;)
chronickiller Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Artist
you funkin' kidding me
Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Very cool...
phantosphobos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bow down in any town. Monk, you got the funk... always.
M0man Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I've loved this image from the first time I saw it, I think it is my favourite picture ever, so, is there anywhere I can legitimately buy this as a poster?
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
We sold this as a print at SDCC a couple of times... I don't think there are any left though. I'd go ahead and ask :icondaveigo: if you're really keen on getting one, he might still have one stashed somewhere?
M0man Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for replying :D I'll send him a message :D
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