Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blast from the Past #380: "Iceworms"

This is one of those drawings that I like a lot, because I feel it was almost completely successful in its execution... but like many of my drawings from the period of the late 1970's and early 1980's, I don't remember exactly what it was done for.



It is likely a drawing done to illustrate a story or column in "Hampshire Life", but it also just weird enough (worms in ice...?) to have been one of the drawings I produced for various horror/science fiction fanzines back then. Maybe someday I will stumble across the printed version and know for sure.

This was one more example of using the shading film which had opaque WHITE dots instead of BLACK dots. I found it a nice way to produce a muted effect when laid over black line work -- here it works to sell the idea that the worms are inside the ice cubes. -- PL

3 comments:

Miserable Dreamer said...

On something like this (cool drawing by the way!) would you draw the black line art first, then cut the film to shape? Or would you draw the letters, lay down the film, then draw the rest on top of the film?

PL said...

"Miserable Dreamer said...
On something like this (cool drawing by the way!) would you draw the black line art first, then cut the film to shape? Or would you draw the letters, lay down the film, then draw the rest on top of the film?"

I'm glad you liked the drawing! The process I used was to do the entire drawing, then cut the film to fit the shapes I wanted to "shade". -- PL

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