As I was scanning that sketchbook from 1990 it occurred to me that it might be fun to redraw some of the images. I decided to redo the four illustrations I’d submitted for the cover of the Forgotten Zine. When the idea first hit me I thought I’d redraw them in the same style that I used in 1990, brush and pen and ink with stippling and crosshatching for the shadows. After thinking about it a bit I decided to just redo the images in the style I’m using today. Number one, I haven’t done much stippling in years. Number two, it’s a fairly time consuming process. And number three, stippling was part of my style in 1990 and it’s not in 2010. If I’m going to redraw an image now I might as well draw it the way I draw today.
One of the first things that hit me when I was sketching out the image was that I know more about anatomy now. I can’t just copy and improve on what I did twenty years ago. I had to start from scratch.