Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I just recently watched the trailer for this, and I'm looking forward to trying to catch it in theatres. But I've had a tough time catching any movies this year. But the character seemed to flow easy as a drawing, fun colour and shape. Again done in Sketchbook Pro, and again a pretty quick environment i drew him in.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
It's Melanie's first week choosing the theme and she picked a great one. Here's me formally welcoming Melanie Schultz and Christopher Yao to the Spitballin' team. I guess I figured I needed more people to make me look bad every week ho ho ho.
I tried doing this one in straight-up Sketchbook Pro. It's pretty rough (sketchysketchy) compared to what I normally work up, but methinks it turned out alright. I've only drawn her a couple of times before.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
I chose Parker because I like hard-boiled crime thrillers, and in the world of comics few do that better than Darwyn Cooke in his adaptations of Donald Westlake's novels. When you get right down to it, however, choosing Parker for this weeks entry was made difficult for the fact that he lacks a iconic look. He's a character largely defined by his actions and grim, pragmatic personality. To look at him though, he's just a tough looking guy in a suit, usually scowling behind coiling tendrils of cigarette smoke.
So to make this tough guy in a suit quintessentially Parker, I tried emulating Darwyn Cooke's aesthetic in his graphic novels, as well as adding some intrigue with a femme fatale.
That's the thing about Parker: he doesn't always carry a gun, but you're pretty sure he's got the upper hand. As always, you can buy the original here.
I must admit I am not familiar with Parker at all, but there's always my buddy google. And according to google, the 1967 film Point Blank and the 1999 film Payback (with Mel Gibson) were both based on the first Parker novel: The Hunter. Cool.
Here's my take on the man with a suit and a gun (as David so eloquently phrased it.) Been down with the flu for a week, so thanks for the warm up to get back to drawing!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I kid. Though I consider myself a pretty big Darwyn Cooke fan I know nothing about Parker and haven't read his adaptations. I guess I'm a Darwyn Cooke poseur. I think maybe he's like a James Bond if James Bond were a criminal--is that fair?
Sorry about the crappy scan, I can't scan marker at all.