Tuesday, February 28, 2017
This is a direct copy from a Jump manga I owned. Unfortunately I don't read Japanese so I have no idea who the artist is, although this reminds me of the work of Ai Yazawa. I can't find reference to work she did for Jump manga, so it could be someone else working in a similar vein of stories about Rock personalities and fashion designers. I was very inspired how the hair was rendered and in my attempt to recreate the pattern, pretty soon I had marked out the entire image save one gloved hand which I just left off because I'd run out of page. The character who wore an eye patch through the whole story reminds me very much of Pete Burns who sang the iconic hit of the Eighties, "You Spin Me Around".
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
I haven't worked much with dye markers, particularly because they are so expensive to purchase when you can get good ones, but occasionally I've found them at reasonable prices to invest with. These particular ones, a small selection of grays and browns, I purchased during an office supply close out sale I encountered while on vacation in Hawaii. Imagine!
The image is based on a black-and-white photograph an artist friend, Jason Berlin, took of a friend who was modeling unique makeup. I was taken by the grim facial expression she has on her face and therefore added the dripping red. Not many impulsive images come out so successfully from my sketchbook.