In 1985 and especially 1986, I drew a large collection of vampire and horror related pieces. I used the comic book page proportions and did everything on heavy illustration board in pencil, then inked everything with just india ink and a few different sized pen nibs. I don't use a brush as precise control of shape and line is important in my work. Obviously I'm huge on contrast as I find lots of black gives my horror work depth. Years ago I scanned this and colored it in photoshop and then again recently.
That's an amazing spectrum of talent there. So appreciated, positive reaction to my work is really the best fuel I've found for making new art. :]
killer stuff here, Like your style!
When I drew this I really felt that I found my style. The best art I do is heavy on contrast and relies more on shape than line. For me, using cross-hatching in art was the quick and sloppy way to draw what I wanted. But this sleek, boldly contrasted look was way closer to what I was trying to express. My more recent stuff includes those kind of pieces as well as some that I put the subject over the execution and stepped outside my style. I like to make the picture as dark as possible, as if unlit at night with just some edge reflection. Almost as if only a few white lines were drawn, but those were actually the only spots not drawn. I get a lot more into that as this batch of art progresses. There are 11 pieces that I did in 95/96 plus one from 99 in that style to see if I could still draw. It's the same style so I include it and if fits to end my vampire run with one being staked. Thanks for checking out my art and keep your eyes peeled for more...