Friday, September 24, 2010

Loose Ends

TOM - Here are some recent drawings I made in between working on assignments. Before or after a long day of drawing, these help me relax and provide a place for me to experiment with different approaches that I could then use on future assignments. I love the immediacy of drawing these and then be able to share them right away, as opposed to hired jobs where I have to wait until the thing is published.

So, I'll just give you a quick walk through of the inspiration behind some of these: The piece above was me just playing around with my recent obsession with the beehive hair doo, I've also been wanting to draw a flannel pattern too, so there ya go.
This is a scene from one of my favorite movies, Ed Wood. I love the setting and the way the scene is shot, so it inspired me to make a drawing out of it. This was mainly an exercise in black and white contrast as well as the use of black on black, which I'm always a little scared to do, this made me less scared.

Here is a 'study' of the rapper, Nicki Minaj. I'm hoping to do a full out illustration of her in the very near future, so this was just a bit of a warm up. The likeness isn't quite there yet, but I like some of the effects I stumbled upon while drawing it.

A line from 'A Boy Named Sue' by Johnny Cash. I've often thought of making a short comic using the lyrics from that song, since they provide such great visuals. This is probably my favorite line in the whole song.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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