Black Suit 2010

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.

2 thoughts on “Black Suit 2010

  1. Just wanted to congratulate you on your illustrations for the latest Chaosium “strange aeons”. I foudn your site aned went looking at your portfolio. I have most of these drawings already I guess in diverse magazines and supplements, and still find them awesome. Not many artists can convey the human aspect of their characters and atrocity, at the same time, in such an effective and haunting manner

  2. Thank you for the compliments! Strange Aeons 2 was a lot of fun. It’s always nice challenge to try to accurately represent over historic eras.

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