Friday, December 11, 2015

Crazy Train


Here's the latest comic for This time around, the subject is the continuing slide in oil prices and the subsequent geopolitical consequences thereof.

The good folks at asked me to draw a comic with the following details:

-An OPEC-colored train (complete with OPEC logo) pulling oil tankers going down a hill.
-Said train being driven by a determined looking Saudi man (with the flag of Saudi Arabia on his arm) and a nervous-looking Iranian man (with the flag of Iran on his arm) standing behind him and reaching for the emergency brake.
-Damaged train tracks somewhere down the line from the train.
-A sign that reads "$25" (a reference to the fact that some predictions have oil sliding to $25/barrel).
-A nice background of some kind.
-3-4 oil rigs spouting oil in the background somewhere.

Here's the layout:

And here's how the final turned out:


This was a fun comic to draw and I think it turned out pretty well. I'm not sure the front car of the train looks much like any train engine I've ever seen, but I think it's passable.  The people were fun to draw. I've been sketching a lot exaggerated profiles of characters lately and some of that more pronounced style found its way into the layout here. I'm also still working on the more loose techniques (line work, shading, brush strokes, etc.) and it continues to be fun.

Overall, a good time.

Until next week.


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