Tuesday, September 13, 2005


I'm a big fan of old black and white movies and I love film noir and ganster stuff. Some favourites include Sunset Boulevard,
Gun Crazy, Nightmare Alley, Out of the Past, stuff shot by John Alton ect.
A friend of mine is having show based around Jewish gangsters and occassionally I'l doodle up a gangster. below are some
of my sketchbook gangsters. Some based around real guys some not and one that I finished a bit more a while back.





9 comments:

Smook said...

Hey, I just happened to be reading your blog when you uploaded these! Whoo-hoo! first post! These are wicked, Draz! I just love them all. Each have their own personalities! You rock!

I especially love Mr. Chowderhead! Awesome work....

Cedric said...

These are fantastic! Chowderhead is a great drawing, though he looks like a stereotype I've seen a lot before. My favorite drawing is "The Rope". I love the attitude and expression!

Kactiguy said...

Great! All are very cool. I like Chowderhead most but they are are neat. Now I want to draw gangsters and wish I had a cool gangster name.

Alina Chau said...

COOL stuffs!

Drazen said...

Thanks Mike, I'm glad you like 'em
thanks Cedric! Chowderhead Cohen is the real name of a the gangster [as is KiD Twist] and looks the most [maybe] like the actual wise guy so maybe thats why hes the most stereotypical. the rest are all made up.
I'll try and work up a Guy "the Cactus" or "the Needle" Francis at soon!
Thanks Alina!

Matt J said...

Superb gangsters, very Searl-esque.

Stef said...

Fabulous gansters!!! I love them! the colour one is beautiful! is it digital?
They have a lot of personality and great designs!

Drazen said...

Thanks Matt!
Thanks Stef! Yep the colour one is digital. Gangsters are a lot of fun to draw, real and imagaingary:-) I love all those old mug shot photos of wise guys.

Fulton Beal said...

Excellent gangsters Drazen! My favorites are "The Smile" and "Numbers", but they all rock.