HM3: 80s Afro

I haven’t heard back from Joel about this yet, so I’m just going to say, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. Joel, if you want any changes just let me know.

Anyway, here’s his prize for winning Caption Contest 90 — a “massive 80s style Afro” to join the two or three non-80s Afros currently in Hair-Standard (clear your browser cache if you don’t see this one show up at the end):

The hardest part of doing an Afro is getting across just how dense and how three-dimensional the ‘do is. You can’t draw every single ringlet or curl or it ends up looking like a massive pile of scribble. So I tried to go for suggesting the masses of hair with just the jiggly lines at the bottom and around the edge, then putting in a 30% black screen around the face to indicate how it projects into the space around it.

Hope y’all like it.

16 thoughts on “HM3: 80s Afro

  1. ajw says:

    now i can start my list of creepy comedians starting with…Carrot top!

  2. Myro says:

    Why do I have the sudden urge to watch Bob Ross Painting? I miss those happy little trees.

  3. Rosco says:

    Best Afro Yet

  4. Nick Hentschel says:

    Yo, mah man!

  5. The Imp says:

    Can you dig it?

    You damn right!

  6. spidercow2010 says:

    I admire the absolute, Rorschachian symmetry of it. Takes HOURS of work with an afro-pick.
    Can the Jeri-Curled, Rick James look be far behind?

  7. Brad says:

    Band-da-doo-dan-doo-dan-doo-dan-doo, band-da-doo-dan-do-wan-do-wan!

    That is so much easier to beatbox than to type. XD

  8. spidercow2010 says:

    I was thinking more wackachicka-wackachicka-wackachicka-wackachicka-wackachicka-waaooooooooohhh…but to each his own.

  9. spidercow2010 says:

    I think I left out a wackachicka…

  10. Brad says:

    I was going for the vibe in movies like “Brown Sugar,” so… yea.

  11. Brad says:

    Pretty nice workup there, oh Impish one.

  12. NewGuy says:

    well can i just say the 70s/80s afros were more neat and it would cover more of the forehead with longer bangs. And maybe a afro pick in the middle haha

  13. Nick Hentschel says:

    I can’t wait to see the Sith Lord version: Darth Afro!

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