Todays agenda, after completely my quest to find some good monglian bbq, was to finish the lining for "The incredible Hulk" commissioned piece I've been working on. Completely designed from scratch, here's what the piece looks like after completing it on my desktop using #Autodesk #Sketchbook:
This piece was a lot of fun to draw. I've never really been much of a Hulk fan, but I really like doing comic book style art with hard black lines and stuff.
The story of how this commission came to be was a bit of a journey in itself. The original idea was moral a piece like this on the wall of a childs room for a friend of mine. Problem was that they lived in the midwest and I live in southern California. I really didn't want to have to take time out to go out there for a couple weeks to do a piece, so we had to think of another approach. I had the idea of marling a door for them (an idea i still plan on pursuing in the very near future for other pieces). That way i could paint something big and awesome, and since my friends rent their apartment, they could take the piece with them should they ever move. Good idea, right? Turns out they had doorframe of odd dimensions, and the pricing from #HomeDepot to have a door customer made was over $100. That was a little more trouble then they wanted to go thru, so they decided on having the piece done on a large piece of #claybord. So once the claybord arrived in the mail, with only a little bit of slight damage on the corners from shipping, it was time to get to work.
First thing to do was to print the image so it could be projected. I could have completely redrawn the piece from scratch on the board, something i've had to do in the past, but there really isn't much sense in taking more time with something when it really wasn't necessary, especially not when you're working on a commission where you get paid for the product, not for the time it takes to do it.... that's not entirely accurate, but you get the idea.
So here's what it looks like after lightly penciling in the image (30x36x1.5 inch clapboard):