“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

Monday, February 04, 2008

BLACK SUIT_90 minutes

I bought a suit to wear to a wedding.

I bought a suit to wear to a wedding, but instead I thought about wearing it to a party.

I bought a suit to wear it to a party, but instead I'm wearing it to a funeral.

I bought a suit to wear to a funeral.


DAN-VAN-COOL said...

The shading looks great! I cant point out what its is but, the shoes look the best to me.
The suit should come with am Iron Man tie though.

Skotti said...

That.. is so cool.

Looks like it'd be an awesome first panel to a Guy Ritchey/hitman/100 Bullets kinda comic.

rico said...

I'm moved by your quiet narrative stuff. Those are always my favorite illustrations of yours. Like the girl drawing the animals on the ground. There's just something about those. I hope there will be some quiet moments in the action packed pages of JUMP!

axel#13 said...

....yep.....I wish it wasn't for a funeral.... :(

Brian said...

You do the quiet moments just as well as the big action scenes.

chukw said...

I feel the same way about my black suit- :( Condolences, man.

j_ay said...

Fantastic composition

Shuku said...

The angle on this is just beautiful - my favourite bit is, I think, the slice of person and in consequence, just that small slice of life caught for a poignant moment.

It's gorgeous. And the narrative is perfect too.

(Oh, and I love the other stuff before this that I've caught up on especially the walk-through on drawing the script. Really educational!)


DougDabbs said...

This looks great. I come to your blog about everyday, so I thought it was about time I commented on something. Your stuff always amazes me.

eo' said...

the story of a black suit..
an unexpected tune, really touching.
i take a look at this blog for a bit too, always a great skillfulness, monsieur.

jojo said...

i feel you, bro. this really hits home and it really has so much power.
i am moved.

LFW said...

Hey, I found this here blog of yours, your stuff looks pretty excellent.

I read that JJ's email, now let me just say this, I'm also an artist of ten years that knows many 3D programs and has extensively studied the human form and graphic storytelling (though you could never tell from my shitty art these days) and I have to say that a lot of your stuff blows me away.

I think you have a pretty solid foundation, and your anatomy is damn fine, yeah, the feet are a bit strange, but what the hey, it's your style man. And using thick border panels is an excellent idea I think, I wish I had the confidence to make them as thick as you do (i'm a pussy, really).

anyway this is a great drawing, I like how you've curled up the belt ontop of the suit

cheers to you


Scott Daly said...

Inspiring stuff! Enough so that you got a few of my friends and I started on making our own illustrations of the day. keep it up and don't let those critics that sent you that letter bring you down.

javi said...

I love you work!! You're great,very very, great.

javi said...

I love your work! you're very, very, very great!!