Sunday, January 18, 2015

Your Cousin, MARVIN BARRY.


Here's the latest comic for This week's comic is once again about oil prices. I was asked to draw a parody of the movie poster for "Back to the Future", except with a sheik instead of Doc Brown. I was also asked to draw a large puddle of flaming oil beneath the time machine.

Here's the sketch:

Here's the outline:

And here's the whole enchilada:

This one was totally brutal from start to finish. It was just a ton of work. Don't get me wrong: I love my job and feel privileged that I get to draw for a living. But 12 hours of work is hard, just about no matter what you're doing.

I'm not sure exactly why this one took so long. It seemed like a pretty standard comic: two characters, a background element, etc. Granted, one of the elements was the Delorian, which was complex. Also, have I mentioned how much I dislike drawing cars? I just find it a bit tedious. The color was also a bit complicated.

Overall, I think the comic turned out fine. I don't hate it, per se, but I don't think it's my best work, either. Granted, at this point I've been looking at the thing for 12 plus hours, so I may change my mind later. But for now, it's an "A" effort with a "C" result. Marty's face could have been better, the sheik is too skinny and those flames are super half-assed. But the flames were absolutely the last thing I did and I was tired. So the result is flaccid flames.

But I think the color and shading are good.


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