Monday, August 28, 2006
I loved this book, and I realized that I had never really done a BC piece. Well, one, about 6 or 7 years ago. (it was terrible) So, I thought I that I would take a break from Spidey pages today and do a Battle Chasers tribute.
Calibretto and Gully. We won't waste time on gully. as you can see, she's so tiny,and really just there to show the size of Cali. Right off the bat, I started some doodles and making sure that I found a shape that would set it apart from Joe Mad's. His was fantastic, but it's hard not to do this character exaclty like Joe's version. So, I went for wide, squaty feel. Shorter, wider arm cans, very animated style legs and feet. I also wanted to make him seem like he had been thru some...well battles. But I didn't want to do the normal comic book "cracks" only. So, i thought, and looked around. I saw Eric Canete (fucking brilliant artist) do these crazy round concrete bullet hole time things, I thought, I 'm gonna swipe the fuck out of that. So, with a little inspiration from Eric, I went with the swiss cheese type dents in his armor.
Here you can see the sketch and the final lineart. Inked with Nib and Brush, and done on bristol board 11x17.