Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Occult Dirty Bastard


John Constantine, the quintessential occult detective. It has been a long time since I've read Hellblazer and doing this commission really brought back memories of how much I liked the book back in the day. I'm talking 15 year ago, maybe. I read the entire Ennis/Dillon run as well as some before and some after but when they left the title I more or less left with them. I really should go back and pick up some of the later runs.
When I received this request I was actually kind of struck that no one had ever asked me to do a Constantine drawing before. It seemed right down my alley but I can honestly say that I had the hardest time of any commission ever to come up with a composition that I liked. In the end I think it all worked out though. The second hardest commissions? Oddly enough, the ones that feature characters from THE DAMNED (my creator owned series). Can't explain it...

2 comments:

Andy V. said...

all i can say is "wow!" i love the background you created for constantine using the imagery and texture of the demons. and using his lighter as the main light source works very nicely as well. awesome!

Dan C said...

Amazing drawing, Brian. And congratulations to you and Cullen on your "Them What Ails Ya" story, it was a lot of fun to read every week. Really looking forward to reading the Sixth Gun next spring.