Tuesday, March 10, 2009

THE ROCKETEER











































Mornin' all.

Here's this weeks drawing; The Rocketeer. I reckon i'll use this blog as an excuse to draw characters i've never had an opportunity to draw before. Can't say i'm a huge fan of The Rocketeer (i barely remember the movie from when i was a kid and that's about it) but i love the look of the character.

I tried to get really messy with this one, and even used some greywash (ive been meaning to try using more greywash, but don't really have the opportunity to do so in my regular comics work.)

Since i'd literally never drawn the character before, i did some quick sketches to figure out how to draw his helmet. They're included above also.

Dec.

15 comments:

Stephen Thompson said...

One of my favourite Dec pictures ever I'd say, stellar work. Plus I really love the headshots, they kind of look like a model sheet for a really nice cartoon version.

Lisa said...

That is brilliant Dec. Atmospheric to the max!

Declan Shalvey said...

Aw thanks guys!

Yeah, i'm pretty happy with it. I like the head-sketches too, in a different way. They look more like my layouts; more immediate, i guess.

Definitely think the messier/looser approach is working for me.

Dec.

Will Sliney said...

Nice one bud. Feckin hell its been a week already!!

PJ Holden said...

REALLY nice. Damn you, Dec, damn you all to hell...

Stephen Mooney said...

I too love these. Real contender for best Dec pic ever. EVER.

David Ferguson said...

It reminds me of Guy Davis on BPRD. Really atmospheric.

Declan Shalvey said...

David; i take the Guy Davis comparison as a HUGE compliment, thanks a million.

And thanks also, to all o' ye Micks.

Dec.

Anonymous said...

damn. that's really nice work sir! i marvel at ur wicked use of blacks!

Bob Byrne said...

Nice!! Poncho's most hated film is the Rocekteer, he cried all the way through it becasue he wanted to go see TMNT 2 but it wasn't out yet.

Unknown said...

that is quite a beautiful piece of work, sir. thanks for making it! :)

Declan Shalvey said...

Thank YOU for the comment sir.

Much appreciated :)

Poncho said...

Thats fuckin deadly!
yup, I cant stand that fuckin film. And I only cried beforehand!

teehanwolf said...

That is pure class! good work dec

jeremy said...

Would you sell a high rez pdf scan? I would like to frame it for my office wall...