Tuesday, October 11, 2005
A Lot of My Drawings Feature Crazed, Open-Mouthed Psychos Attacking Others With Weapons: Here is One of Them
A short posting today after yesterday's lengthy rant.
To the left is a drawing I did for Jeff Fradley's 4th-Year Project entitled, Illyavich Rasputin (I'm pretty sure that's the title). Some readers of this blog had more to do with the film than I did, and probably remember the film's plot better than me, but as I recall, Rasputin was about a boy who had nightmares about monsters in his room, discovers one of them is real, and has to fight it on a dark and stormy night. The end result was very impressive and won Fradley a grant or scholarship given by the late, great Robert Wise. Anyway, during pre-production, I was commissioned to draw the covers to two fictional comic-books, each one featuring knights battling monsters. This is one of them. Looking at this drawing anew, I'm noticing a few things about it.
1) The knight's arm is not only the bulgiest I've ever drawn, it is easily the hairiest. He's one hirsute, dragon-slaying bastard.
2) It's pretty obvious to me that I not only didn't know (and still don't know) what genuine medieval armor looks like, but that I did no research at all to find out. What I did draw looks kinda cool, I guess. Apparently he straps on his chest plate (with a manly six-pack, helpfully, already hammered into it) onto his torso with leather straps and buckles stretched over a torn and threadbare shirt. I guess chafing wasn't a worry.
3) Drawing the dragon as silhouette was an awesome time-saver. Looks kind of graphic and pleasing to the eye, and all I had to do was stay inside the lines with my Sharpie. Sweet.
If I knew how to post two images onto one post, I'd put the other one up, but since I don't, it'll have to go up another time. Something for everyone to look forward to.