I’ve been creatively drained for the past month. But all for the right reasons. I finally found myself drawing yesterday yet I simply wasn’t feeling it. But I stuck it out and turned a subpar drawing into a little looping animation. Throwing some glow and grain to give it an Aeon Flux/Akira feel and this is where I ended up.
Remember digital painting? Because I sure forgot about it. But here’s one I did the past 2 days as I make my way to becoming a better painter! Keeping with my Basil Gogos monster theme, I choose Lon Chaney’s nameless ghoul in 1927’s London After Midnight. I had a good time painting this considering most of my time spent painting is filled with self doubt and anxiety. I think I’m definitely improving as well.
Did you know London After Midnight was destroyed in a MGM vault fire in 1965 and is lost to the ages? It also has the most valuable movie poster of all time ($478,000).
Don’t say I never taught you nothin’.
Linework. Linework. Linework! That was the theme of this drawing. Clean linework too. This was a drawing I worked on whenever I had some free time throughout the week. No real goal or vision in mind. And this is where we ended up!