Tuesday, March 06, 2007

O.G., Original Goonie


This may be my favorite commission to date. I like the drawing but it was the ink washes that made this so much fun to do. I've had a friend who has been encouraging me to experiment with washes but I've always been afraid that I'd ruin whatever work I applied them to. I thought a Goon piece would be the perfect venue for that as it keeps with the style of Eric Powell's work. I had never done washes before and I was really hestitant to do it on a piece someone had payed me for. I was sitting there staring at the finished black and white drawing and knowing that it was a finished piece that I could have no shame in mailing off. Yet...I felt that the work was begging for the ink washes. I sucked it up, prepared to redo the whole piece if I screwed up, and proceeded to splash my watery ink all over the work. It was so much fun to do and I think the final drawing turned out pretty good. What do you think?

7 comments:

Atlas-Falls said...

Being a Goon fan I must say I am impressed man. I want me one of those. The washes really worked out to your advantage.

Anonymous said...

looks great brian! makes me want to ship my starman commission back to you to get ink washes! :-) seriously, congrats, it turned out fantastic!

-andy

Mike said...

Great piece! I'll have to show it to my son, he's become a huge Goon fan.

Mike

Dan Wilson said...

Stop worrying so much. It's awesome.

brian said...

I'm really happy with the piece and I'm glad that the response has been as good as it has.
Thanks!

HartCactus said...

Great wash commish!

-hart

Steve said...

This is a really beautiful piece, Brian.

-- SG