Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anime Dancer - sketchbook

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".

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