Sunday, July 28, 2013

Not knowing where I was going.

This is one of those drawings where I didn't really have a clear cut idea of where I was going with it.  This was produced on 11x14 Bristol board with pencil, Pentel brush pen, Microns and a white gel pen.  I also used watercolor pencils for the grays.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Learning how to draw my own character.

I'm always trying to improve my art while trying to get out of my own way at the same time. The above drawing is an example of me actually getting out of my way and of perhaps learning to see better which is a key to better drawing.  I'm getting older and part of me worries that all of the things I love, and that inform my work, are now seen as "old school" and suitable only for nostalgic aging fanboys.  Perhaps it's just me projecting my fears and insecurities onto the world or maybe I'm right. I can relate to the song by St. Vitus "Born Too Late".  All I can do is be me and stay true to my convictions. The above drawing is the closest I've ever come to depicting Wrestler Zero as I see him in my mind's eye. It's not the bodybuilder physique you'd find in a mainstream comic( I'm not knocking it, there are a lot of great talents out there) it's a wrestler's physique.  It has it's roots in Lucha Libre and old school American Pro Wrestling as well. There's an echo of that aesthetic in Tom Hardy's Bane.  So there it is.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Color my world sometimes.

My preference is for black and white artwork but I get the urge to color every so often. This was colored with Prismacolor and Utrecht markers on 11x17 cardstock.