I was having a helluva time collecting beaver pelts in red dead redemption, but I think getting this drawing out of my system coaxed them from their hiding places, because them beavers is suddenly plentiful. what's a double entendre??
The subjects at Drink and Draw have been nebulous to say the least lately. I heard somebody say "Westerns" and just drew this pic of Marston from Red Dead Redemption that I've been playing a lot lately. Then Kyle, Tim and I drew the newbie, Marla. I thought mine came out cute.
"You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it." -John Locke
I think I'm going to try and do more of the cast...
When I asked the guys what the theme was last night, the consensus was a resounding "Finish what we're behind on"! Thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way, and I hope for readers sake that contractual obligations will allow them to post the bluelines and pencil sketches that were produced in dim-lit hours. We were encouraged by John to produce classic sci-fi art, which always makes me think of Virgil Finlay...
but I ended up sketching B Clay Moore's National in sharpie over my Adobe layout. I split the difference between the Latour and Perez versions.
Frazetta's was the work that first made me realize there was such a thing as "an artist". I knew there was such a thing as "artists" but suddenly there was this one guy whose work I could immediately recognize. Maybe it was the supple... lines... he drew. The paintings looked effortless and the pen & ink drawings were mere sketches, but each conveyed action, emotion, story... and I realize my sketch doesn't have those things. But I was there, and I did drink, and I did draw, and when I got home I did dig out my ICON book and marvel at the work of a genuine master as if I was 12 again. Thanks for the inspiration, guys.
I guess I'm the only guy that posts on this now. The others are chicken. Chicken and they're drawings are terrible. Why else would they be afraid to post? Oh well. I guess I'll be the only one to be awesome.
This week was influenced by Frank Frazetta as he has already influenced all with his badassery.
one of the potential themes for the night was a Superman revamp. I started drawing one idea at the bar but it wasn't going anywhere. Almost immediately when I got home and sat down at my table another idea hit me as I was tinkering with the drawing this is the finished rough:
Superman would have elements of things I considered to be the epitome of the word "Hero" when I was a child. As a child of the 80's He-Man, Mr. T, Optimus Prime and Hulk Hogan wear the characters I would have considered the ultimate unbeatable heroes.