Character sketches for the next Trackrabbit. It feels good to be drawing fashionable 20-somethings with shitty attitudes again.
Because I haven’t posted anything in a hundred years, here’s a sketchbook drawing of Firebrand and some other guy from the SNES game Demon’s Crest.
I know I’ve been falling behind on these, but whatever; I got sick, then I had another comic convention to go to. What are you hassling me for anyway? You’re not my real dad!
In any event… Anyone who knows me will tell you that Jack Kirby’s Etrigan the Demon is one of my favorite comic characters. As much as I love the King’s work on the strip, however, it’s the version of the character first introduced by Alan Moore in Swamp thing, then later refined by Matt Wagner, Alan Grant, and Val Semieks to which I am most endeared. In fact, the 22nd issue of the 90’s ongoing series, a stand-alone story written and drawn by Wagner, is one of my favorite single-issue comics of all time. Get thee to ebay! Here we see the little yellow rhymer battling cat-beast Teekl on a Gotham rooftop.
When the world gets me down (which happens frequently; have you seen it out there?), I like to draw from the photographs on BadRap’s Barn Blog. It’s endlessly therapeutic to think about the good work these people are doing and the happy animals they turn out. Hopefully someday I’ll have one of these dogs to call my own. It might just make me hate the ever-loving shit out of everything slightly less.
An acquaintance mentioned that some raccoons had been intimidating her cat in an attempt to steal his food. Of course, as and Italian man from New Jersey, there was only one way for me to interpret this.
I’ve been playing Metroid: Zero Mission recently, and it’s pretty mind blowing. So much so that it inspired this sketch. My beloved new brush pen shit the bed near the end, which facilitated the dry-brush beneath Samus (I’m a grown man who knows the names of video game characters!), but unfortunately necessitates a trip to the art supply store.
I’m feeling kind of run down, lazy, and hung-over on this, the sixth day of inktober, so you just get a bunch of doodles from my sketchbook (not like everything else I post is some labored-over masterpiece). Figures are not drawn to scale with each other.
Thanks to what, for lack of a better term, I’m calling “fan response,” I’m continuing to mine the Permian Period for inspiration. Here we see a young pareiasaur confronted by his mortal enemy, the gorgonopsid (probably due to some dispute about whether to call the gorgonopsid a mammal or a reptile).