Thursday, 17 November 2011

Indiana Wants Me

I still have a collection of Alex Toth strips from the 50s sitting on my shelf waiting for me to get around to reading but after reading Genius Isolated, I was inspired to try and emulate his approach: no faffing about, just bold simple linework with a minimum of detail.

I did this Indy figure a while back but couldn't figure why it didn't work and it suddenly dawned on me a few days ago. His left hand (as we look at him) arm was a few inches too short so I extended it via Photoshop and suddenly, the basics were right. No time to do a decent backdrop so I cheated on this attempt to capture a pulpy feel. This style's not for me but think this is an ok attempt, nothing I'd keep in a portfolio though...

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