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If you do not know who this is, think back to a movie A Bug's Life. Remember the little Pixar short that played before the actual movie? Well, this man is from that animation. If that doean't ring a bell, he made a cameo appearance in Toy Story 2 as the toy restorer that fixed up Woody.

Anyways, he was best in the little Pixar short called Geri's Game. It is the one where he goes to the park and plays a game of chess against himself and cheats to win by faking a heart attack. This is where he looks over to see [himself] faking the heart attack, just before he checks his own pulse. So absolute cute and clever. I fell in love with this character after watching that. I was determined to draw him. Actually, I wanted to make a vector of this particular scene, but ended up doing it in traditional form. I did it 100% in Prismacolor pencils. No outlining or guides.

Like several others before, I took a picture of this, so there is a lack in quality compared to the original. Maybe one day I'll get my hands on a tabloid scanner. Doubt it, but I work in a print shop, so chances are some what there.
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Starlace Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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tsuanimechan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This was one of my most favorite Pixar-related short films! (my favorite part was after Geri had turned the chess board to win against his other half and the camera profiled a medium cut to see the expression on his face. ---I totally love that scene)

I really love how you captured the character. It is a beautiful portrait.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

My favourite scene is when he faked the heart attack and he checks his own pulse. :XD:
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tsuanimechan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That was hilarious! That had to be my 2nd favorite scene!
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I agree; a brilliant short film. Nice drawing btw. Love your solid shading.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Looks better in person since I had to take a photo of the picture. There's way less grainy-ness and the black is much more solid and not shiny. :D
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Well, you're using pencils aren't ye? of course it's gonna be grainy.
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:iconzimmette:
Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yes. But the flash of the camera just made it look more so. :XD:
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:iconbinkibonsai:
binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
hahaha! Fussy, aren't we?
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:iconzimmette:
Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, just a little. ^^;
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
oh well, it encourages one to excel, so can't go wrong there i spose.
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alexameyer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Oh, I loved that character when I was a child. I remember myself rewinding the VHS again and again to watch that short film.
You made a great picture! Love all the details and the coloring :)
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:iconzimmette:
Zimmette Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =)
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alexameyer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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reptilicious Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this,I have the dvd of the pixar short films,this is my fave one though playing chess with himself,Fantastic pic XD
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CreepyCwissy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
oh wow
i knew i knew
were this was from!
i remember seeing this when i was really little and use to watch movies before bed with my grandma :] ahah this doesn't fail to make me smile.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! I'm an adult now and it STILL makes me smile. :D
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CreepyCwissy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
aha
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anagl Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
OMG!!!! I had completely forgotten about him:heart:...I remember seeing the short in the teather, hilarious!=D
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
To this day, I am still very inlove with that short and when ever I see it, it makes me smile from ear to ear.
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ash-ta-da-ley Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
I knew exactly who this was :DDD good job
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SniperL3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Digital Artist
I love that short from Pixar! They make the funniest short film right before the movie.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really loved the most recent one at the start of Wall•E. It cracked me up so much. :XD:
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DeadlySauce Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I was the only person who remembered seeing the short IN THEATERS, lol. It's on like...every Pixar DVD now in the extras section...but I def. remember watching Bugs Life in theaters and seeing him before. I squeed when I saw him in Toy Story 2, and no one else understood. I love finding the "older" Pixar stuff they sneak into the new movies (like, also in TS2, there's Finding Nemo toys at Al's Toy Barn!)

Love it :)
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Zimmette Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I know! I was so upset when they changed the one with the snowman in the snow globe. I mean, really, what was the point when they made the mermaid flat chested? In the original, she had huge breats. They wanted to protect children from what they see everyday. And anyways, these shorts were meant to be art, not things to entertain little children. It made me so sad that they took that route.

But Geri's game was so good. It was my absolutel favorite. I really loved the whole faking a heat attack when he's playing against himself. I thought it was the cutest thing. :XD:
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Pyro13175 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Student Writer
YES! i loved this guy! your drawings awsome, u got the facial expression just right. ^.~
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you very much! :heart:
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dudeof777 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Oh yeah I remember that guy! You drew him very well.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Too bad I had to take a photo of it, it looks better in person. :D
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dudeof777 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
doesn't matter, it still looks good.
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Sanithdemil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Awesome, Gerry's Game was a great short. I remember I did something similar with pencils of the old Lara Croft CG Poster but that was years ago. I lost it back when I was a teenager.
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And that's too bad that you lost it.
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Sanithdemil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Maybe I'll do another I mean you can find them all online anyway now.
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Dracunnum Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, I love this character! :XD:
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! :D
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LeBronJames Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
haha awesome, i love it when he fixes woody its soo funny with the little tiny equipment he uses and how he polishes everything lol
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FlotsamX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Lol, that was great.

"Checkmate!" XD
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SilentArcade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I love this.
That was the best beginning to an animated movie ever.
This is actually very awesome. :D
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misamusic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006   Writer
This is really good! You're awesome!
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:iconzimmette:
Zimmette Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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kureno Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Wow, that's awesome! It so proportionate & detailed & the colours are awesome... *can never colour in pencil crayon*
.... I loved that short! XD
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Zimmette Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's like the only thing I can colour with, lol! :XD:
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SearchChurroMK2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
That was one of the cleverest shorts I've ever seen... Wacky old man.

This is so cool. I take it this is when he first discovered the switched pieces he switched?
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Zimmette Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, infact, it is!

You know there's so many aspects of that short that I just adore. It truly is a piece of art.

THanks for the comments! :D
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GypsyKundie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
i love this :) Now i wanna go drawe my grandpa...
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe... thanks!
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4NGEL5F4LLF1R5T Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
Isaw this animation a few days ago.....congrats for da pencilworks!
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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RichChap Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Student Filmographer
I KNOW THAT GUY!
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