Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Cowboy ala Moebius
The last of my "Magnificent Seven" sketches was yet another ball-point pen sketch (with no pencil under-drawing) done while watching an episode of Gunsmoke and eating dinner. LOL Multi-tasking--my old nemesis!!
This was supposed to reflect Jean Giraud's (also known as Moebius) style of elaborate shading which is, unsurprisingly, very European. Of course, it's very loose, given the nature of the medium and the lack of a pencil sketch. But the intent was for it to be purposely over-rendered.
Anyway, Lieutenant Blueberry was a western comics series created by the Belgian scriptwriter Jean-Michel Charlier and French comics artist Jean "Mœbius" Giraud in the 70s & 80s. It chronicles the adventures of Mike Blueberry on his travels through the American Old West. It's actually very famous, although not as well known to American readers. I have yet to acquire a copy of any of the books myself...but will one day do so!