Then I had an e-mail from some guy who liked my work on Comicspace and wanted to commission 12 pages from me for a new internet project, described as "The comic would be adult but not hardcore or violent! (That not my thing)". I'm still dedicated to The Jock and said I had 6 pages to do for #2 but I might be able to squeeze in 12 pages before I start on #3, depending on what the script involved. Sounds like a good opportunity but I asked to see at least a few script pages to see how much stuff I hate drawing will be involved, thinking cars or buildings.
What I got back was: "The theme i'm ask you to draw would be women bound and gagged (bondage). That my interest and the readers I'm aiming at, with this site. I assure you there is no rape, violence, Heavy S & M scenes in my work. I don't like violence towards women, it not my cup of tea."
I dunno how to respond to this. By adult, I was expecting like Vertigo or something, not the Gimp's New Adventures. I mean, I like attractive women in comics as much as the next guy and y'know, whatever floats your boat. For me though, it's not something I'd feel comfortable drawing so I think I'm gonna have to pass.
Instead, have a look at something slightly more wholesome: Claire from Heroes. Okay, I know there's a kinky thing about cheerleaders but I was thinking of drawing a Heroes montage a while back. The last few Jock pages where a pain for me, mostly of the crappy pen and unclear printed ref-related variety, and I wanted to just draw something for the sake of it so I thought I'd test run the Heroes pic by drawing probably the most popular cast member (though I also like Mr Bennet, Parkman, Hiro, Ando and Sylar myself). When inking, I thought the jawline was slightly wide so brought it in a bit. Now I know I had it right originally as the jaw is slightly off now and it wasn't before...might have a five-minute tinker to see if it can be altered satisfactorily in Photoshop.
Anyway, here's Claire Bear...