Happy new year! My resolution is to draw a lot more, and to start, here’s a drawing I did as a commission for a friend.
Trying my hand at caricature (definitely one of my weak points) with one of my favorite authors, H.P. Lovecraft.
Lovecraft is an interesting subject, both to draw and to study.
On the one hand, it’s difficult to overestimate his influence on modern horror. So many writers, directors, and creators owe a huge debt, overtly or not, to the imagination of Lovecraft. He was a visionary author that created some of the most vivid and enduring concepts of horror in modern fiction.
On the other hand, even for his time, he was a man of despicable views and prejudices, and it makes his writing very difficult to take in a modern context.
Still, he remains a favorite author of mine, and I can’t deny how much of my own creative efforts are in his debt.
I don’t think I’ve quite got the likeness down here, I’m going to keep trying.
Conan O’Brian (You may have heard of him?) has put out an open call for submissions of drawings of “The Flaming C”, the hilarious superhero alter-ego Bruce Timm designed for him.
I’m definitely going to submit something for this, so I did a little sketching, and came up with this so far:
Did a bunch of drawing yesterday, so here goes!
Some hastily (and poorly) inked background/development sketches:
A quick sketch of Del giving Shank da boot
Some sketches of a new antagonist, Sir Henry
And Shank’s handsome face
Shank isn’t quite sure what to do with the magical scepter he found.
An as-yet unnamed female character for Minion.