It’s been awhile since I posted a piece. I was adding some Bruce Timm images to a Pinterest board, last week, and I found a Spider Woman (Jessica Drew) that he had done. What struck me about was the simplicity. The line from the should to the knee inspired me to take a shot at re-drawing the piece.
I added more detail, moving away from the simplicity that had so inspired me. It worked out though. Usually I go way overboard, and become tired with it. This one was fun to do. It’s nice to get back to my roots, pencil/pen to paper.
Back in the heady days before I was tethered to a computer for all of my graphic and entertainment needs, I read paper comics and drew. I drew a lot. Now I wasn’t the best, but it was something that I enjoyed. I really miss that process of imagination to paper. I have a drawing tablet but it isn’t as free flowing as the pencil and pen. The up-side is that it is easier to re-tool an image to correct it. Over the last year, I’ve collected items to get back into traditional drawing again, and I have done a few pieces. It just feels forced. I thought I would write about it as a method of discovering the reasons but I just am recreating the frustrations that I face while looking at the blank paper on my drawing board off to my left, at the moment. Perhaps it is a case of “You can never go home.” and, I guess, that is OK. I’ll wait until it’s organic.
UPDATE: So Today I did this one of Kevin Smith while listening to FatMan on BatMan…