Monday, October 11, 2010

portfolio 005

Below we have the lovely Jean Grey From X-Men (all rights reserved to Marvel LLC), I drew her in her classic Phoenix costume, with a few ouellettifications: mainly i streamlined the phoenix logo on her chest and decided to make her sash/belt bird a little clunky. I wanted to make her body and costume/hair seem alive, she is the worlds most powerful telepath and telekinetic so i liked the idea of her constantly expressing her mood or stray thoughts through her hair and wardrobe. i wanted her to crackle with energy and potential danger. i only regret making her left wrist so skinny. live and learn.

Next up is "Spotlight Girl" i went through a period where i took some construction paper, and would loosely attack it with some Prismacolor/crayola markers. then i'd go in afterwards with a Micron pen and excavate a more detailed and controlled drawing. i was very inspired by Toulouse Lautrec the great french bobo-moulin rouge poster artist. i think his influence is pretty obvious in some of these. also Klimt and Schiele were on my mind. all three men had great beards.

below is called "HannaBarberraBondage" due to the cartoon characters hidden throughout. they were not intentional when i initially did this in marker, but appeared as i inked it.

This is my more overt Lautrec homage. if i ever open a restaurant, i'd use something like his as the menu illustration.

Another Pinup. this time as more of a Communist Propaganda Geisha. done with acrylic and watercolor, i like her jade skin and her face a lot. this is one of those pieces that feels removed from me; i feel like someone else did it. I would want this if i didn't draw it is what i'm saying.

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