Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Constantine, Hellblazer


"A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths." - Marina Tsvetaeva

More fun with some fan art and playing with technique. John Constantine's about my favourite comic character; his whole bad /good luck shtick really works for me. He's the ultimate hustler playing against the biggest mark there is. When I picked up a copy of Hellblazer #1 in the late 80's I was hooked and it was another one of those defining moments. Moments like finding his pal Lester sitting in a bath tub covered in insects - mistakenly believing he was having a bad trip - was mind blowing. There was something about the modern London setting that made it unbelievably creepy.

Here's a close up so you can see how messy the whole job is :)



And a progression sequence for the curious (shift-click to escape Blogger's light-box mode for a closer look);


2 comments:

Steve Kouts said...

Awesome work mate!

tyshan carey said...

Thanks Bro!