Friday, July 29, 2011
My subjects for these quickie sketches are often jut images I see during the day or something someone randomly mentions over an email. I don't remember what chain of non-sequiturs led me to draw Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, but I did it just the same. Admittedly, this wooly version of Jarvis lands somewhere closer to Eric Clapton due to my lack of specific rendering, but I swear that's who I was looking at at the time.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Manfred von Richthofen has remained one of the most romantic figures ever produced by war. Even those who think him one of the great villains of World War I still tend to regard him with an obvious respect. Credited with 80 aerial combat wins in the war, Richthofen still managed to make a controlled landing despite severe damage to his heart and lungs when he was finally shot down. Since his death, books and movie depictions or references to him continue to keep his or his plane's image in the popular consciousness. In any event, I took a long moment to produce this study of The Red Baron, another figure of what seems like a truly bygone era.
Monday, July 25, 2011
I recently stumbled across a group of photos from World War I. It was primarily nobility farting around pretending to lead troops without getting too dirty...certainly far from jumping in a trench filled with mustard gas bayonet first. Still, this little number was based on actual uniform I saw, and not some retouched modern steampunk job either. This woman had the Jolly Roger embroidered into her funny fur hat...and some weird part of me found it far sexier that most of what passes for fashion these days (insert hearty chuckle here). Ah well, time continues to slip into the ever more moderated and modulated future.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I have no idea what I was doing here...I mean, apart from slinging ink to create some sort of dynamic and loose Bruce Lee throwdown. I referenced an image from some Bruceploitation flick...and yet, it ended up looking more like Bruce than the guy on the lobby card. It's also, oddly enough, the closest I've ever come to looking remotely like Bill Sienkiewicz's slung ink style.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
For some reason, two episodes of the Muppet Show always stuck in my mind from my youth. One was Alice Cooper, and his rendition of School's Out with all the giant monster muppets. The other was Debbie Harry...especially her performance of One Way or Another. I might have been more than just a little bit smitten at the time. Of course, had I been a little more on the ball, I would've gotten this up for her Birthday on the 1st.