Saturday, September 16, 2006
SKOTTIE BETWEEN BRANCHES
Well, I'm inking Spider Clan now, so these aren't really warms ups as much as a chance to a least do a quick doodle before I spend all day tracing. Inking is fun, but in a differnt way than drawing. It's more about watching your drawing change into something with weight.
Todays post is a tribute to a great friend of mine, Josh Middleton and his personal project "Sky Between Branches". I've always wanted to do a piece from this project, and now after doing this quick sketch, I'd like to do a proper one. For those of you who are up on Josh's comic work, you have seen him do the urban NYX at Marvel, and Superman/Shazam at DC. But the content of these projects are very far from where Josh comes from on the creative front. Sky Between Branches is a world created straight from the heart of his true creative self. Beautiful to the last line, Josh's great white whale will blow people way when it's coming out is upon us.
This doodle doesn't do his characer justice, and it's a bit intimidating trying to follow up Josh. But it's fun, and really different than the super hero world that I draw every day. This was just a quick blue pencil drawing followed up by some Pitt Pens and Staedtler brush pen. About 30/40 mins. (actual time a little longer factoring in the smoke break...I'm a dirty habbit having fuck!)