Thursday, January 08, 2009

1st drawing of the New Year

More a confidence builder than anything really. It's been quite some time since I last posted or drew much of anything. December wasn't kind to me. I was on antibiotics on two separate times and in between those times I had the flu. Robbed me of any drive to draw and depression set in. That and my friend, Anna, asked me to draw something for her, which I've only half-heartedly attempted.

And that brings us to Etrigan here. I received the Kirby Omnibus of The Demon for Christmas and really wanted to do a drawing of him for the blog. Then Mafus did one and the whole depression thing ate away at any endeavor to do so. Anna's deadline was still looming and anything I laid down on paper wasn't cutting it. I was wasting bristol like nobody's business. Then the idea popped in my head to actually do the drawing I wanted to do — Mafus be damned. (Not really, of course.) It was just what I needed. Feeling much better about myself and life in general. Actually looking forward to knocking out Anna's piece now, though that'll have to wait until tomorrow night and this weekend. (Sorry, Anna.)

Colors will come once I've taken care of my looming project. Be on the lookout. Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.

Slow Day At Work Bonus:


Squeeze said...


You're alive! Thank Crom! Was wondering about you. I really LOVE this drawing of yours too.

Now let's talk about that Mafus be damned part......;-)

Matt Wieringo said...

At LAST! Very cool drawing. I love the unconventional take on Etrigan. Reminds me a little of McCrea. Especially the colored version. Welcome back to Erf, Leaf. Sorry about snaking your run. When the Kirby bug bites, you gots to swat that sumbitch.

Anna D. said...

s'okay, I understand you creative types. sigh.

just go with your guts on my rendering, with the guidance I've given you of course .. and it will be brilliant

go full tilt boogie!

angie (the wife) said...

there's something really deliciously evil about this piece. i love it.

EV said...

very goot chrishcan. i bet he has a basement cat.

Christian D. Leaf said...

I'm not gonna lie, McCrea was and is a huge inspiration to yours truly. I've made no bones about wanting to go back to my cartoony roots, of which McCrea is a huge part of the mighty stump. (Sounds gross, yet comforting at the same time. Doesn't it?)

I'm tired of the super-realistic crap that makes up today's comic field. Kids aren't going to be inspired by that. "There's no way in hell I can draw that." It seems it's all about stroking your own ego rather than making comics fun and accessible to everyone with a pencil and a dream. But, hey, I'm bitter.

Christian D. Leaf said...

Wow. A couple beers and I get all kinds of arty-farty.

Heywood Jablomie said...

Hey Christian!

Happy New Year!!
(Having limited access to the net has made me very belated on the rounds)

Dude this piece was f-in sweet. I love it-it's a great style for you. Definitely need to continue this way.

And I totally agree with you on the whole realistic look these days. While some people make it look pretty good, I'll take the cartoony, fun stuff over any of it.

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