Monday, May 26, 2014

Ms. Megaton Man Takes a Holiday!

Here are the pencils and inks of a couple of Ms. Megaton Man poses inked today (Memorial Day). The pencils are from April 2014.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sandball Goddess: Some Art Historical Swiping

Just to show that I'm not always swiping from my old sketchbooks, here I am swiping from art history. In fact, when I taught a class in art history last fall at Carlow University, I realized that the work I was swiping (a sculpture from a niche at CMU) was actually a swipe of a specific figure from a famous temple in India:

Erotic figures, Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India, c. 1000 CE. Chandella dynasty.

Scribe figure, Fine Arts Building, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (my photograph).

Clarissa in beach volleyball attire, sketchbook drawing, c. 2010.
What is interesting is that the first figure appears to be grinding makeup, while the CMU adaptation has the same figure doing something more scholarly, presumably writing on a notepad or book of some sort. I'm not sure what Clarissa is doing; perhaps jotting down a play for competition. I'd like to do a complete comic book someday that is nothing but swipes from various art historical sources, and let readers guess where each is from.