Saturday, December 08, 2007

More pencil, "ink" and colour stages from the Dredd job. Artistically speaking, the thing I love most about working in the Dredd universe is the opportunity to let my imagination take over. This is the kind of work I've always longed for, a chance to use all the crazy images that gather in my noodle and come to me in my sleep. I've been given the chance on this job to design a bunch of characters, twelve bad guys and about forty "cits" (citizens of Mega City One) and I'm making the most of it! The experience is an odd one. I never really know what's going to come out when I sit down and let my pencil do the talking. The little guy on the left is probably inspired by me going to see the latest edition of 'Blade Runner'. A film I've always loved. The "final cut" of the film is stunning and now perfect in my humble opinion. This little fellow is something I imagine the character Sebastian would make, maybe after a particularly disturbed dream...do androids dream of electric sheep?

I've been told that in my recent post regarding the 'Studio Space' book that I left out a certain Frank Miller from the line up. An oversight that I hope I'll be excused for! For more news on the book go see http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13 and http://joelm1-joelmead.blogspot.com/ Looks like I missed out Alex Ross too! Shame on me!

4 comments:

joelmead said...

It's alright, I forgive you;)

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers! :)

Chris Weston said...

I don't think leaving 'em out will damage their careers, Dave. Spread the love to the needy!

joelmead said...

You may have a point;)