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 Responses to HM3: 80s Afro

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

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

  3. Nick Hentschel

    Yo, mah man!

  4. Can you dig it?

    You damn right!

  5. 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?

  6. 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

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

  8. I think I left out a wackachicka…

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

  10. Pretty nice workup there, oh Impish one.

  11. 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

  12. Nick Hentschel

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