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The Spear and The Shield by noise-fetish The Spear and The Shield by noise-fetish
I decided to draw a piece heavily inspired by Philippe Druillet, but without copying his art directly. This is what I came up with.

About 5 hours of work. Background quickly assembled in Photoshop to make the figure stick out a bit.

Automatic pencil, black gelpen, squared notebook, edits in photoshop 7.

Original format A4.

Druillet is possibly THE artist for me right now. I loved his art since I saw a couple of images reproduced in an article around 1991, but only recently I managed to find anything in a languge that I can understand (sadly don't know any french).

I think my recent fascination with Kirby comes out a little bit in this too (the way I drew the shadows and reflexes on the shield is Kirby-inspired).

Anyway, very ornamental style, a little on the edge of readability (at least in my case).

I might upload a second version later, assuming I'll color it properly at some point.

A B&w version of image is included in Inkbook #1, available through Indyplanet [link]
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StickyLabel Mar 4, 2009
I like it all except possibly the face, and the hand could use some work. Excellent block shading though.
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Yeah, I started with the face rather randomly and hands still come out a little awkward most of the time.
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