Friday, 25 February 2011
Transmetropolitan Art Book -- pencils
There was a moratorium on posting finished art prior to the fundraising ending, so I was good to post everything earlier. No biggie.
I've decided to stretch it out a bit anyway. Above are the pencils for the piece. I reread all my Transmet issues prior to starting and the issue that really stuck with me was #9 with Spider (literally) stomping around a series of Reservations that not only preserve culture but history as well. I scribbled off a list of different historical periods and places and decided on Classical Rome. While digging up reference Frank Frazetta's great Seven Romans painting showed up and that was that.
I drew the pencils on 14x17" bond paper -- they're looser that my usual pencils as I'm trying to draw more while inking to make things more spontaneous and energetic.