Sunday, May 17, 2009

Survivor Tocatin's Coach: The Dragonslayer

Every season of Survivor guarantees a few standout characters, this season's by far being Coach, the self-proclaimed "Dragonslayer." It's been a while since a contestant has been this amusing to watch, though completely unintentional on his part. Even Probst couldn't help laugh along during the season about Coach's wild adventures, constant warrior-related metaphors, and spontaneous quoting of philosophers. But he wasn't a mean-spirited contestant by any means so you couldn't dislike him like you would a villain. You just couldn't tell if this guy was completely full of it or totally full of himself...or both? Either way, he'll go down as one of Survivor's most colorful characters. Coach here is about 5"x5" painted in watercolor.

Update: Received a special request for a Sierra illustration today. Thought I'd give her a triumphant pose in her trademark "black and white stripes" which ironically was the name her tribemates referred to her as on the very first day when they tried to oust her. After that, Sierra became the underdog that I think so many of us could relate to and gave us some memorable moments this season as well. And towards the end there even in the jury I think most of us were living vicariously through her facial expression reactions of "Is this guy for real???" to Coach's Last of the Mohican-ish, warrior ways. This Sierra spot is about 5.5"x2.5" and also in watercolor.

As usual, if you're interested in a commission or buying any original art contact me at chsu10@gmail.com. Check back again later, I may do more Survivor-related illustrations.

7 comments:

  1. Gosh, this is GREAT! I love how you captured Coach's true personality with the teeny, tiny dragon! Exceptional job.

    Alyca Moraga
    Camarillo, CA

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  2. Nice, this is hilarious! I hope Jeff Probst and the gang sees this!

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  3. Awesome picture.
    Hope you do not mind, I am going to print it out and post it in the ktichen at work.
    My staff would get a hoot from it!

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  4. Great work. You captured the spirit and likeness in both of them...by the way, I am a JT fan!

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  5. Excellent art. Scrolled through the rest, found your link through a search on Coach lies lol. Keep it up :)

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  6. saw this liked from EW.com. they should use it!

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  7. Coach is the bomb! And it's true that he really isn't a villain.

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