Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kickin' It Old School (of fish)

Sea of Debt is still one of my favorites. It heralds the beginning of me actually developing some finness with my inking...like 2 years after I started using a brush. I think the guy is still a little chunky, but there are some nice things happening (or at least I think so) within the shark's head and mouth. This ran somewhere in the neighborhood of two years ago. I'm thinking of reworking it as a portfolio piece, but changing the guy and his placement a bit. Any other suggestions?

4 comments:

Lighthouse Pilot said...

Grrr...I'm a shark...say something about me. I'ma eat this guy if you don't. Grrr...arg!

Shobo C said...

Oh.... kay...

Well I think you're right, the guy is a little awkward, he looks like he doesn't exist behind the piggy bank life preserver, sort of like you didn't flesh him out before drawing the piggy bank in front of him.

You're right though, there's good stuff going on with the shark, his head and mouth. I really like the lines in that area, sort of reminds me of a cross between Herge's lines in Tintin and Guy Davis' work on B.P.R.D.

So anyway, I can't help give much of a constructive critique I'm afraid, except to agree with you that the fellow afloat does look a bit awkward.

Also, this piece makes me chuckle.

chrishaley said...

The shark should be red.

Lighthouse Pilot said...

Chris, How did I not see it before? That's it! Brilliant! Red shark coming right up.