"old new stuff" ...uhhh, or something like that...
Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
...I was going though one of my 'old art' boxes recently, and I 'rediscovered' this lil' piece I did back when the first "METAL GEAR SOLID' game came out for the 'PS1' (geeez, at least six or seven years ago, or longer?). I can't remember exactly what magazine this was used for, but I kinda' remember it being for "Game Pro", or "Game Fan", maybe?...I don't know, one of those gaming magz.
...anyway, I was bored and decided to practice some 'washes' on an old piece, and at the same time, try and bring some of my 'newer sensibilities' into it. :)
...the original piece had been penciled by me, and inked my Mark Irwin, one of my old buddies from WS (very very good brush inker), BUT for this particular 'experiment', I wanted to go back in and 'roughen' it up a little bit, (Mark is very clean and slick) so I went back and re-inked some parts as well to make it look a little 'sketchier'.
Getting to draw 'Solid Snake' when this game was first coming out again was awesome, and kinda 'intimidating' since I really liked the character, AND I knew Travis Charest was doing work for it as well (hell of a 'shadow' if you ask me :) ), but tons of fun, regardless...in hindsight, I wish I would have done something 'dirtier-looking' for this piece though, and this 're-working' was sorta' my attempt to do that...oh well, 'learn and move on' I say (^_^)
...now the question is, which one do you all like better?