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Yet another Popeye sketch by JayFosgitt Yet another Popeye sketch by JayFosgitt
By now, anyone who follows my work should not be surprised, hell, should probably be anticipating, that I draw Popeye a whole lot. I'll even proclaim that he's my favorite cartoon character, though all my followers are well educated in this little Fosgitt factoid by now. What's special about this piece is this:

I sketched this piece at Mid Ohio, and sat it with my other sketches on my table. I didn't really expect it to sell, since my Popeye stuff rarely flies off my table at cons. But this one fella, probably in his late 40's to early 50's, comes up and starts gushing over my Popeye sketch. "No one ever draws Popeye at cons" he says to me. We end up having this wonderful ten minute discussion about all things Popeye, and he's thrilled that someone my age is so versed in Popeye trivia. It was just so nice to make a connection with another true Popeye fan (there's so few of us out there, it seems), and the capper was that he enthusiastically bought my sketch, when I'd previously had no hope of anyone wanting it. I was just glad it went to a true fan.

So yeah, this sketch is kinda special.
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RigbytehRaccoon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's actually "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!"
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Rblue Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I liked Popeye when I was a kid.
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fnook Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Done... [link]
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, what a cool back story to this piece. Always nice when good stuff like that happens :)

And the way you draw Popeye, it's no surprise at all 8-) ;P
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! I absolutely love drawing him!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's great that you filled the void for that guy!
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Mushmeister67 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Of all your Popeye drawings, as great as they are, this one's probably my favorite
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! Glad you could pick one as a favorite!
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BoomerBOmb Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is a pretty sweet drawing.
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ArnoldRonald Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Cool story!

Your work kinda reminds me of Geo. Wildman's stuff - you both get that kinetic quality in your drawing. Example : [link]
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Very cool! I'm not as familiar with this Popeye artist, so I appreciate your pointing him out to me!
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DarylT Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
A very nice story.
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XxPohGoxX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's always a nice feeling to know that the time and work you put into a drawing means so much to someone. Congrats and great work as always Jay!
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MetalDragoon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Heh, Popeye was actually one of the reasons I decided to join the Navy.
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fnook Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Dude.. you are seriously poking my Popeye button here.. I'm thinking I may wanna do a Popeye of my own soon..
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Man, I'd love to see Popeye in your style! Find the time to do it, for us fans of your work if not for yourself!
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fnook Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Heh.. Thanks dude.. I'll try to squeeze in some time for it. ^_^
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Great sketch--Mr. Seegar would be proud. Also a nice story about meeting a true fan. Coolest Popeye sighting: at a local restaurant's parking lot, I saw a navy blue Willys Jeep decked out with Navy logos and insignia, and with a small statue of Popeye as the hood ornament. Now that I have a phone with a camera, I'd love to take a picture of it if I ever see it at the restaurant again.
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DocShaner Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artist
The line weight in this one is perfect, man.
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks, Evan! Faber Castell Pitt brush tip pen!
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DocShaner Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Well you're certainly making it work for you, buddy.
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