“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

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

TEKKAMAN, CASSHAN & POLYMAR_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]



This was such a challenging monster to draw because of its dimensions. Also, when the fellow asked me to draw the trio, I had no idea who the character was on the far right. And when I mentioned to them I was uninitiated to the cartoon that's based on this character, they looked at me like I had just fallen out of an alien space ship. Seriously - I had no clue.

Later on, I found out through FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA that his name is 'HURRICANE POLYMAR'. What?!

Anyhoo... when I previewed the image on my TWITTER account earlier last week, even more Italians got excited at seeing only the first two characters (the ones I'm actually familiar with) - TEKKAMAN and CASSHAN.



Hm. Who knew? Apparently, the Italians love them some old school anime. Respect.

Friday, November 04, 2011

IVY_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]

TANK GIRL_commission

[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb bristol board]