No finished inks to share today but here are some 9×12 pencil roughs for three drawings in progress.
The first directly takes its composition from depictions of the lion-headed Hindu deity Narasimha. It seemed an appropriately mystical subject for a story-in-progress in which our protagonist and her cat merge their minds with a giant octopus inside a secret asteroid-based cyber-genetics lab. So the plan is to take this rough and re-pencil the lion face as a calico cat, the female as the protagonist, and the various surrounding animals as octopi tentacles and seahorses featured in the tale.
The next two pencil roughs feature the protagonist amid a swirling school of sharks, in keeping with the cybernetic sea creature theme. To avoid the joy of lawsuits and other legal actions from San Rio, we need to re-draw the ‘hello kitty’ pirate flag with a more standard jolly roger.
We should take a second to celebrate selling our framed inked portrait of the late Wayne Static (of the band Static X) on eBay this week to an enthusiastic Wayne fan. Wayne has made it to his new home safe and sound in our basically bomb-proof shipping box and is probably hanging on a new wall right now. As the old saying goes… Party on, Wayne!
And that’s it for today! Happy sketching, and stay creative!