Sunday, 2 March 2008

Something for the weekend?

This weekend's been a bit of a bust for me. Firstly, I get lumbered with a £130 installation fee from BT as there's never been a phoneline to my flat, meaning I'm gonna have to take a holiday day off work to sit in an unfurnished flat waiting for the engineer to turn up. Don't even get me started on the curtain shop people...but at least I did get waylaid and pleasantly merry after quite a few drinks on Saturday afternoon. Today's been me catching up on sleep, boxing stuff up and fiddling around with a few things on the PC. Oh, and I had to do a self-portrait--not fun but kinda interesting.

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...

6 comments:

Rol Hirst said...

Nice.

(Just off to rewrite the script to Jock #5 - cutting out the whole Johnny & Mikey in zipmouthed gimpsuits sequence.)

Tone said...

"Don't even get me started on the curtain shop people..."

This is starting to sound like an episode of Will & Grace. Why can't we get you started about the curtain shop? You could at least tell us whether they sell anything other than curtains.

"That not my thing" and "it not my cup of tea" kind of give the game away. He's either a randy 13 year old or backward. Make like Zammo and just say no. That'll teach you for drawing all those kinky super lady pinups.

The Claire's nice but like you say, not chubby teen faced enough. I see you haven't yet put our She-Thing collaboration up.. ;)

kelvingreen said...

Yeah, the bottom of the face should be rounder, but my gosh you've got the eyes dead on, and that's always the hardest part, because there's so much personality in the eyes.

I'm intrigued by this "She-Thing", unless it's a link to some weird hermaphrodite blog or something.

Nige Lowrey said...

Well, the curtain shop sold not only curtains but all manner of curtain related paraphernalia, including rails, rods, nets, clasps, etc.

I just know there's a certain someone out there dying to make a certain kind of remark so I'll just say now that there were NO curtains made of ANY variety of bovine product thank you very much...

...but there were leather sofas...

Bloody hell, I can't belive I'm gonna do the She-Thing thing---it's more like a thing-Thing anyway...

Rol Hirst said...

She Thing?

I prefer a Giant Size Man Thing myself.

I thangyew. In Davey's absence, I'll do the honours.

davey said...

did they sell beef curtains to go with the leather sofa?

fnar