Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sword & Sorcery - Unfinished Business

Swords without the Sorcery by David Hudnut

I'm a big fan of unfinished line drawings. Especially the half-inked kind. I'm also a big fan of Sword and Sorcery art. My three favorite artists who do BOTH are Frank Frazetta, John Buscema and Neal Adams, in that order. Yesterday, I was flipping through my copy of John Buscema: A Life in Sketches edited by Emilio Soltero. A rough sketch of a gorilla beast duking it out with a buffed out Conan-style prehistoric hero caught me eye. Yes, ME eye, I'm talking like a pirate for this post. Argh.

So I sat down at my Wacom tablet and set to drawing my own take on the classic gorilla-man-attacking-hero subject matter. I probably put more finish into the drawing than I would have liked, but at least there's some un-inked pencils still visible.

If you like Sword and Sorcery art, be sure to check out John Buscema Sketchbook, Neal Adams' Savage Sketchbook and The Frazetta Sketchbook.

Who are your favorite Sword and Sorcery artists?