“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Friday, November 16, 2007
"I'VE GOT A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS..."_90 minutes
This image took more than 90 minutes for a couple of reasons. One reason is because I did it three times. Three motherf*ckin' times. So that would make it, what... 270 minutes? Heh. That ain't so bad - there's no better remedy than getting it right, I say.
The other reason (the more egregious, blasphemous of the two) is because even though one has watched Star Wars'... oh, I dunno - a bazillion times...it doesn't necessarily mean one can draw the characters from memory. Unless you're my boss, Glen Murakami - but he's a freak.
So you think to yourself, "Well...it's Star Wars! I've watched the real trilogy so many times I can't even remember the exact number. Okay - that ought to make this exercise *super* easy, yeah?"
What does Han's belt/costume/gun look like? Or Leia's for that matter? How do those buns in her head go again? How does that bowcaster of Chewbacca's look like? What the hell is a 'bowcaster'? What does Chewie's face look like? Ugh. And that's why it took so damn long.
Anyway, I just wanted to put up another image before the week ended. Enjoy your weekend, all. And remember what Darth Vader said:
"I've got *you* now....WHAT...?!"
at 9:18 AM