It’s been a very productive few weeks working on my art! It’s easier to draw when you’re inspired and I was lucky to find a couple of sources of inspiration recently. In fact, I got so inspired that I just embarked on creating my first one-shot comic after a long, long time! But more about that later.
Let’s start with a quick digital drawing on my iPad using Paper by FiftyThree. This is Prince Robot IV, just one of the countless weird but amazing characters in the Eisner-award winning comicbook series Saga by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples.
I just love this villainous scum with his TV head. I have a feeling this character is going to be a legend someday when Saga gets a movie (though Vaughan has stressed time and time again that he doesn’t want his work adapted into a movie). I don’t usually recommend reading material, but if you’re not yet reading Saga, pick it up. It’s one of the best titles out there–if not THE best (no kidding; it’s that good).
The quote here is the philosophy Prince Robot IV accidentally picks up in the story. To be honest, I kinda agree with it. Peace is just the lull between the violent episodes of war, but it’s not really its opposite–but something about intercourse is. :))
My taste in all things geek is getting more diverse as I grow older. After so many years, I finally got to watch 1994’s The Crow starring the late Brandon Lee. I’m a big Bruce Lee fan but I didn’t have a lot of expectations before seeing his son’s most pivotal work. I never knew The Crow had all the elements I love in a superhero/action film–well-fleshed out characters, stunning cinematography, and action scenes that you’ll remember long after the credits roll. I loved the movie so much, I just had to draw this tribute piece–years late but no less deeply felt.
The two drawings above were done in the hype of the days leading up to The Walking Dead’s season 5 finale. I had done a Governor fan art before and I wanted to depict more of the show’s badass characters, so I went ahead and drew fan favorites Daryl Dixon and Glenn Rhee. I’m rooting for these characters, so I really hope they don’t die next season–or as long as the show is on, if possible.
And finally, I had a long vacation thanks to the Holy Week, which meant I had to figure out how to while away the hours at home since I wasn’t planning on going out of town anywhere. I thought, well, why not create a one-shot comic about staycation? After all, I’ve been itching to draw comics for ages; I just never found the time or inspiration to get back to my absolute favorite pastime (I’ve been drawing comics since I was a kid).
So I got my pen and paper out and started to draw this simple story that I got brewing in my mind. I can’t tell you anything about it now because I want the whole thing to be a surprise but, when possible, I’ll show my progress here on the blog with some shots of the panels I’m working on. This comic won’t be epic by a long shot, but I do hope it entertains my friends, at least, when it’s done!
Here are some pics I took. I think it’s looking good so far: