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Vintage Venture Bros. by MattKaufenberg Vintage Venture Bros. by MattKaufenberg
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I'm not really a fan of the Venture Bros. cartoon (in fact i'm not a fan of Adult Swim at all), but i do love the concept of the show. It has the makings of a great cartoon, but it's just a little too crude for my taste. I guess personally I enjoy the more kid friendly cartoons such as Ben 10 and Foster's (the ones i'll be able to watch with my kids;)).

Anyhoo this is an awesome drawing by the super talented :iconkidnotorious: and when i saw it i knew i had to color it. i wanted it to feel like an old scooby doo/johnny quest poster.

I'm not sure if i'm completely satisfied with this or not. Maybe for my next color project i'll try a different style other than the vintage wear.

Original lines by Kid Notorious.
Colors by me.

Done in Photoshop
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:iconoldskoolguitar:
Oldskoolguitar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
This is very Batman
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:iconfalseeuphoria:
FalseEuphoria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Photographer
One of my favorite shows! Hell yes!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:D
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:iconslim1280:
slim1280 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
You certainly did hit the nail on the head when it comes to your coloring / style choices!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you!!
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:iconswsylvain:
SWSylvain Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Great composition and effects of the greatest cartoon of the last decade.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:iconeri-veras:
eri-veras Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Great!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconjeremymlad:
jeremymlad Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thanks!!
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:icondoctor-bing:
Doctor-Bing Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
love it (:
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconshadowraider976:
shadowraider976 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
love this show!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:)
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:iconforeverknight:
ForeverKnight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really fantastic. You really did a great job!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconsetsuna-f-seiei-00:
Setsuna-F-Seiei-00 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very nice!! xD
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconcaptain-paulo:
Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aweesome, i love that show^^
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
:)
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Graveside Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
great job. you hit exactly the right tone. the color pallet you chose is perfect. the basis of the show is what if the perfect world of jonny quest were to meet reality were the characters aren't infallible and have all the same petty and base feelings as everyone else. basically it takes the world of jonny quest and adds grit, mud, and a twisted sense of humor to make a more mature and intellectually amusing show.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Thanks so much! I appreciate the in-depth comment:)
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:iconjamesimpaladaeggman:
jamesimpalaDAeggman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
gen X cartoon(birth 1961-1981)(cartoon time 1971-1995) rocks
gen y and gen m suck
today cartoon is gross and lame


but anyway grat artwork
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Haha thanks!
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:iconwebbzombie:
WebbZombie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
This is awesome =D I love all the facial expressions
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Thanks! Charles did a great job capturing them.
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:iconpsychartic:
Psychartic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Wow you did it in your own style but their personalities shine straight through! Amazing
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Thank you! I can only take credit for the coloring and the textures though...this was a collab with my good friend :iconkidnotorious:

Definitely go check out his stuff!
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Psychartic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Lol! I saw that in the description, after I commented, and I was like...Whoops! Oh well I'll just correct myself if I get a response xD
I'll be sure to pester him too!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
No worries:)
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:iconmonkeyfunkr:
MonkeyFunkR Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Recently got into Venture Bros. Glad this picture led me to your gallery. Kudos!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I'm glad you enjoy the gallery!
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:iconkokkoryuha:
kokkoryuha Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Love the coloring you did. Excellent work.

:D
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Thank you! :)
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We-R-L3gi0n Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no joke... dr girlfriend is like the hottest cartoon character ever. but her voice makes your peepee shrible up when you look at her.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
:D
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:iconmichiyo-chanferretha:
michiyo-chanferretha Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I'm in love with this. The show itself is the best thing to hit TV since The Daily Show, but this picture... Its gorgeous. My eyes are bleeding from the awesome.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Haha well thank you. I'm glad you like it...don't hurt your eyes though! :)
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:iconmichiyo-chanferretha:
michiyo-chanferretha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
You're welcome~.
And worry not, I have procured safety goggles for the viewing of this picture! BD
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
:D
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:iconartfred:
Artfred Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
nice!
just like an old collectible item
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconsheber:
sheber Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Mr. Retro filters or your own? Either way, this piece is solid!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
My own actually. I scanned in old comic boos of mine. I'll have to check out Mr Retro though!
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:iconsheber:
sheber Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I love them! Nice work!
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:iconsheber:
sheber Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Mr. Retro filters or your own? Either way, this piece is solid!
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InfinitysEnd Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I've been using this as my desktop bg for quite a while now and I've noticed something -- Triana's lips aren't filled in... she should have black lipstick. It bothered me so I photoshopped it in myself, but you may want to update it if you do end up making that desktop version. I also toned down the saturation to give it that true "old and worn out" look. Great job on everything else though, and I'm usually really picky about what I choose for my wallpapers. ;)
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Haha thanks for the heads up. Actually i think her lips are a dark purple aren't they? [link]

For the piece, i've always assumed that she had her mouth open but looking at it now it could be either one. Maybe i'll fill it in and see what it looks like.

For the bright orange, i did want a vintage feel but i also wanted it to really pop so that's why i kept the brightness.

Thanks for detailed comment:)
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Student Writer
supa swee work!!
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