“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

Thursday, October 04, 2012

BLACK SULTAN_commission

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]

You know, calling someone with a moniker that starts with the word 'Black' doesn't necessarily mean that he's a black character. Which, if you come to think about it, used to saddle a bunch of black super heroes back in the day (Hi, DC COMICS!)

Anyway, this guy reminds me of the SULTAN from the movie Aladdin. Remember him? The befuddled, easily manipulated father of that really hot princess?

Yum. Princess Jasmine.

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