Golden Boy

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.

This entry was published on August 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm. It’s filed under Bold Color, Digital Drawing, Fanart, Figures, Portraits and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Golden Boy

  1. Now, is he taking in the sun’s rays, or is he mentally preparing himself to take off in flight somewhere? I love the hair on this one.

  2. There is something about it that draws me to it, I mean this in a good way!

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