Today’s post features a little sketch I did as a warm-up at the studio. Nothing elaborate or earth-shattering, but kinda fun.
It started as brushed ink sketch, inspired by a random picture of Robert Plant that I came across in a book. Something about the posture and his bowed-out chest seemed like they’d make for an interesting drawing assignment. And then there’s the hair.
The same coloring technique that was described in “Over-bored” was applied to this drawing. Keeping with the loose, sketchy quality of the drawing, the coloring was also unfussy. I wanted to draw the most attentention to the flowing mane of hair, using the greatest variation of colors as well as the brightest highlights there.
The face is a little funny to me. The way it’s drawn is reminiscent of Chris Bachalo’s style from his days drawing “Death: The High Cost of Living” for DC/Vertigo comics through his early “Generation X” work for Marvel Comics. That’s about where the similarities end, though.
I think the possibilities with this combination of ink drawing/digital color holds real possibilities. More work like this is probably in the cards sooner than later.