This drawing is also really influenced by Paul Pope. It's probably no surprise that my favorite artistic expression is drawing. When I was in painting class in University my teacher urged me to draw with the paint because that was strong suit. I recently bought Pulp hope, The Art Of Paul Pope in which Mr. Pope ruminates on the value of drawing and how we respond to drawing. I'm a big fan of Paul Pope and if you love drawing I'd recommend this book. He really synthesizes twentieth century Western art, Japanese woodblock prints, manga, comic strip art and all sorts of other things and has come up with a unique exciting style.
Monday, 16 March 2009
This is a ink sketch I did for the Situation comic I'm doing with jeff VanderMeer.. It's a bio-engineered, mechanical abomination bird. It doesn't have a big role in the comic but I love to do these little side sketches for projects to get a sense of the world the story takes place in.