I did this piece about 6 weeks back but it fits into my old Friday Night Monster sketches so lets get this rolling again. I got together about 15 pieces along these lines, for something "special." I can't really talk about it honestly but it has nothing to do with my current comic work. Occasionally you need to pad out your portfolio. I wanted to add something I wasn't seeing a lot of which was hard to put my finger on. I needed to just attack it visually. To me it always goes back to my fascination with album cover art for some weird reason. That stuff just really stood out to me as a kid.
These were essentially prelims or mock ups for paintings, possibly even something for film or animatics. The one thing I knew was I did NOT want them to be hand drawn. The only way I could see them done by traditional methods would be sort of photorealistic paintings/which I am generally not a fan of. This worked fine and got the basic idea across for what I needed to show.
anyway, I thought of this one as an HP Lovecraft moment. The mad scientist toiling away in his laboratory.....and then.
He did it.
But 'it' wasn't what he thought it was going to be..