Morbius The Living Vampire

I drew this in 2008, one of the last things I did before I took up the brush and started teaching myself how to paint.  I had simplified my drawing technique in order to produce work that was faster and more fluid, the aim being to be able to produce more finished pages, which is always the challenge for any comics artist. It required boiling the way I drew down to its essence, with an emphasis on precision in terms of ‘spot blacks’ (the placement of areas of flat black) and crispness of line. This was one of the better drawings from that period, and I wonder what might have happened had I stuck at it, but the itch to paint needed to be scratched and could not have been put off any longer. Below is the same illustraion, mocked-up as a cover for a magazine I have fond memories of reading as a kid.

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