I used a lighter inking style 3 for Valkyries, Flying Horses, and Huginn and Muninn the Ravens of Odin. I wanted to keep this piece lighter and more ethereal with less blacks.
So here are the final inks for my “Brundlefly” commission/pinup.
I am continuing a stylistic experiment in my inking with more large areas of black to build out my detailed areas- this is another step in that process.
I am really happy with the blacks highlighting the telepod chamber and the creature’s lit anatomy. Overall, I think the final product turned out very well as a completed pen and ink.
“There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I’ll spare your lives. Just walk away and we’ll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.” – THE LORD HUMUNGUS
The final inks really brought out all the elements of this pinup, one major fix from the pencils was getting the anatomy on Humungus’s left arm fixed. So without further fanfare- MAD MAX 2…
This turned out exactly how I wanted it with minimal shading and bold lights in a field of darkness- the third eye sets off Bill Hicks face and gave it the otherworldly look It needed.
Prying open my third eye. x 10 with Bill Hicks indeed…
And a related bit of music from the Band TOOL about Bill Hicks entitled of course “THIRD EYE” … Listen here.
So I reached out to “Mick the Nerd” from the Howard Stern Show about doing some art with him for his comic project they talked about on the show– you can hear the whole interview here
Mick was really cool about it and we decided to do a joint cover for his comic- he did the right half, and I did his character “Archangel Michael” on the left side.
Hopefully Mick can join me at a show so we can both sign copies of this for the fans- thank you Mick for including me in your comic book projects!
Here is the final collaboration, and his reference art I worked off of.