Saturday, August 2, 2008

Batman and Robin + Edward Gorey (part 2)

This week's challenge continued...

I admit it; I was more excited about drawing the Boy Wonder this week than I was about drawing Batman. I really thought the classic Dick Grayson character would be a lot of fun to redesign in Gorey's style. This is what I came up with:

This was my first time using actual pencil and ink on bristol in I don't know how long; I work 99% digitally nowadays. But I knew it would be a disservice to Gorey to try and draw in his style without actually putting a pen to paper. If I were truly hard core, I would have used a nib pen!

One of the things I really love about Gorey is the unique look his characters' bodies take on. They're sort of elongated and curvy...they remind me a bit of deflated balloons. I really tried to put that sensibility to work with Robin, here.

Next up is the Dark Knight himself!


chrishaley said...

This is fantastic!

Aviatrix said...

The Batman is perfect, but I think with the Robin you have allowed your anatomical knowledge to influence the shape of the limbs and torso more than Gorey does. It's a fine and whimsical Robin, but should be more geometric.