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Always Funk by FabianMonk Always Funk by FabianMonk
FUNK TILL THE BITTER FUCKING END!!

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 )
:iconlee034:
Lee034 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
gorgeous !
process screen shots link dont't work anymore... :'(
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:iconfabianmonk:
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!
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darkmae76 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
wow cool work
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TabletActivity Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very awesome..that must be a print!! nice work ;)
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:iconchronickiller:
chronickiller Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Artist
you funkin' kidding me
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:iconpatriarch2:
Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Very cool...
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:iconphantosphobos:
phantosphobos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bow down in any town. Monk, you got the funk... always.
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:iconm0man:
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?
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:iconfabianmonk:
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?
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:iconm0man:
M0man Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for replying :D I'll send him a message :D
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:iconsanctria:
Sanctria Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This wonderful piece was featured here: Smoking smoke! :la:

Have a beautiful day! :D
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:iconphantosphobos:
phantosphobos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No need for words here. It's all in the vibe.
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:iconsasilat:
sasilat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Artist
"like"
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:iconpigsinzen:
pigsinzen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Such a trip to look at... awesome stuff.
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:iconjeje-sama:
jeje-sama Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
OMG FUNK !!!
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:iconrockmetalpancake:
RockMetalPancake Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
buddy, it's retarded how kickin this is.
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:iconmarioarroyo:
MarioArroyo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
great job!!!...i wanna know who is this gay...is he product of your mind or part of a story?
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
His name is the Chairman Badfunk, and he's basically the main antagonist within the Satellite Soda universe. He was invented by Dylan McCrae.
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MarioArroyo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
thanks for answer....now i know Satellite Soda...all the site is powerfull!!!!!!
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:iconkantiki:
Kantiki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
It just never gets old... every once in a while I see it pop up in my favorites and I have no choice but to click it for the full size. Funk forever!
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:iconbummerdude:
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Oh my deity. This is so awesome.
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:iconavenzard:
avenzard Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
NICE NICE NICE, LOVE THIS SO MUCH
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:iconnarut88:
Narut88 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hi man! I fonud this image today...and it's really great!!! Now...can I ask you for a wall definition as 1680x1050? I'm a macbook pro user...thnx and thnx again in advance! I love it!
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:icondesargo:
desargo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010   Interface Designer
I've seen people blowing smoke rings, but this is outstanding.
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:iconcescyl:
Cescyl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent !!
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:iconrastapitan:
rastapitan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
amazing!
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:iconsmilexxi:
SmileXXI Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
This is one of the best artworks I've seen here... not only because of the beautiful and complex execution, but also for the attitude and originality.
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
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:iconjibberwocky:
Jibberwocky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Entirely too badass.
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:icondtct:
DTCT Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
this is beauuuuuuuuut!!!!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkantiki:
Kantiki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
The shots I've seen from Badfunk only make me want to know more about it. Rich frakking setting and amazingly executed so far.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You should check out SatelliteSoda.com then, if you haven't. :]
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:iconkantiki:
Kantiki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol, I think I give up. A lot of cool art and awesome style, just can't seem to figure out how to find more stuff on the SS site like the two Bad Funk pieces I've liked here on dA. Whatevz... still a cool site.
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:iconmiauverde:
miauverde Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Fun
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:iconmiauverde:
miauverde Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Fun
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Great piece of art. You did great job buddy
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:iconvelvetscarlet:
velvetscarlet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
critique: Oh, that is SO badass.

Nuff said. :smoking::horns:
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:iconlindy-hsieh:
Lindy-Hsieh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
really interesting concept
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:iconandreagadaldi:
andreagadaldi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Artist
Oh my god.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
YOUR FACE!
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:icontuxman200:
Tuxman200 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite part about this piece is the transition from 3d to 2d line art. It's seamless.
Besides that, this piece has swagger and class, two things I wish I could put in my own art.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
There is no 3D in this piece. Or did you mean something else?
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Tuxman200 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha I forget that when a real, professional artist says "3d" and when a layperson like myself says "3d" they can mean totally different things. >_<

All I was referring to was the impression that the left hand side of the picture gives versus the right hand side of the picture: the figure, clothes, etc all seem to have volume and take up space while the leafwork(?) doesn't. It looks flat, like a graffiti image on a wall. I really really liked the transition between the two sides of the picture.

That's all I meant. ^_^
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:icongrickle:
grickle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Damn straight!!
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:iconsodano:
Sodano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Awesome
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:iconthewanderer2030:
TheWanderer2030 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
nice color scheme! definitly goes with the funk style.
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:iconjcmap:
jcmap Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Impressive, I love the smoke
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Sk8ManM Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
this is sickk i like it :D
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JCHARLIE Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
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Nice art !
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JCHARLIE Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
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Nice work !
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