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Supper at Sea by ATLbladerunner Supper at Sea by ATLbladerunner
Well, here it is. The project that has eaten up my last three months worth of weekends (some were not as busy as others ;)).

This, my dearies, is my takeoff on Leonardo's Last Supper. All of the characters are from the Thimble Theater strip by E.C. Segar, which later became just the Popeye comic strip. I tried to keep most of the characters in the same positions as the apostles are in Leonardo's version, and tried to put in a few little fun things relating to the original. For instance, putting Olive in the same place as the apostle John, who some believe to be Mary Magdelene. I also had to put Brutus in the place of Judas Iscariot, and have him holding money (pieces of silver). Some theories also say that both Judas and Christ were reaching for the Eucharist in Leo's version, so I included that too, replacing the bread with limes so they don't get scurvy. And the cigar in the ashtray is a tribute to Popeye's creator E.C. Segar who used to sign his drawings with a little cigar with the smoke forming the letter "S" in his name. The halo effect in the wood around Popeye was pretty much an accident, perhaps there was divine intervention? I originally debated putting more stuff in the background like nets, fishing poles, harpoons and all kinds of nautical shit, but the original had a big empty background so I decided against it. I think this one turned out pretty well and hopefully I can sell it for a boatload of money (no pun intended!).

Size - 24 x 48 inches (it's a big one!) acrylic on caanvas

From Left to right - Alice the Goon, the Sea Hag, Poopdeck Pappy, Brutus, Professor O.G. Wattasnozzle, Olive Oyl, Popeye, the Jeep, J. Wellington Wimpy, Rough House the cook, Swee' Pea, George Geezil, Castor Oyl

characters copyright King Features syndicate, I guess!
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Given 2007-08-26
Supper at Sea by *ATLbladerunner Why, what's this? Not "The Last Supper"? Nope, it's just the greatest Popeye tribute EVER! Suggested by both Nosyd and Shimmerstar, this piece was an instant 'yes' for a DD. ( Suggested by ShimmerStar and Featured by animator )
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ertanal Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
great work
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blueJG Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing!How long did it took you to finish it?
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
I did this one years ago when I was working a full time job during the week, so it took about three months worth of leisurely weekends! Glad you like it!
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Wonderful take - off of the Da Vinci masterpiece.  
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstiltech:
StilTech Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Ben, how have you been?  Long time no talk.  I have misplaced your contact info.  I might have a small logo design job for you again.  Contact me.
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JFXF Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
how can i buy a copy?
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Send me a note here on Da and I'll give you prices! :)
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TwistedHaunt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is beautiful and hilarious! Good work!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconlittlefilmsanimation:
LittlefilmsAnimation Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
haha love it !
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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sausagetherat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconzacp123ish:
zacp123ish Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a print today.
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621Chopsuey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Jiminy H. Cricket on a pogostick ... you get cake for this! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsuperw00tplz:
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Indeed I do!!
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BigMansini Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Definitely wunna the coolest things I've ever seen Popeye or "Last Supper" related =) Great work ATL!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks, man!
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:iconbigmansini:
BigMansini Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yer very welcome. Keep on truckin' man =)
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:iconcocoman68:
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude!! our the Bomb!!! Really fresh stuff!!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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:iconemerald-things:
emerald-things Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool! Thanks!
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smile1873 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fucking awsome XD
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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MitchellJBridges Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks man!
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
LOL yay first Popeye i see that is epic!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Ghostgirl-Shanika Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so happy. And also want to go read my Popeye comics. Keep up the amazing work and congrats on the well deserved DD! :)
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it and I appreciate the fave! Now go read your Popeye comics! ;)
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Ghostgirl-Shanika Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!

Ha ha will do! :D
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CommanderD Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist
:jawdrop: ...Awesome. No other words for it. Just awesome. :XD:

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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks, glad you like!
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chowpeiwong Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Does anybody know where I can buy a copy of the print
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think I just replied to your email? :)
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jayred17 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
lol the new last supper
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fave!
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MajinPlatypus26 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Is it possible to get a print of this somehow? I'm a huge Popeye fan and would love to have something like this in my kitchen. =]
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! I can get you a 12 x 24 inch giclee print for $60 or a full size 24 x 48 inch print for $200, both either on paper or canvas. Note me if you're interested!
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avengerbluex Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
lol the last dinner
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
glad you like it!
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ToniDAhora Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hhahahahahhah great man!!!!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fave!
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