Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blast from the Past #358: Big-headed alien green bug

I decided to title this entry with the name I gave to the digital file for this piece, becuase I couldn't really think of a better way to describe this odd drawing.



I think it dates from the early 1980's, but it could have been drawn a little earlier. What is curious to me is that I spent the time and energy to color what is obviously a quick doodle (as evidenced by the somewhat scrawly nature of the linework). It doesn't appear that I did any preliminary penciling before jumping into inking it. Given that I have never been one to do much in the way of color (something I am TRYING to rectify now), and almost always on drawings that were at least carefully drawn, WHY did I go to the effort of coloring THIS goofy thing?

I can only guess.

Regardless, I kind of like it. -- PL

6 comments:

Jeff M said...

I actually really like the way you did the lines on this drawing. The sketchy, messy style works well for this creature. It makes it definatly look like a bad guy, and... something from Pink Floyd's The Wall.

mikeandraph87 said...

The little arm things and the eye is very detailed for a quick drawing. It shows your great skill if it was a quickie!

As for why spend the time? Well, or ideas and opinions of even the silliest drawings so that could be the case here.

Miserable Dreamer said...

I could totally see this as an action figure. I love it!

If the illustration thing hadn't worked out (and of course the TMNT), I think you'd have made a great action figure designer.

Mark H said...

I'm guessing you colored it because it makes the little guy look so much cooler! What a neat character!

Mark H said...

I just showed my wife this character. She loved it. I keep coming back and looking at it. It is just a very creative drawing.

Jephael said...

Awesome drawing! For some reason I see that alien bug having a wise old man type personality.