Jan 24, 2012

Space Punks!

On the city-planet Karic, below it's gleaming skyscrapers and suspended parks and gardens, lies the Undercity.  This is where Karic's downtrodden masses reside, forming the backbone of the most powerful empire in the galaxy.

Over the last couple days, I've done a number of quick ink sketches, trying to get a feel for the denizens of the Undercity.

1-  This was the first of the batch, and certainly the weakest, stylistically.  Just getting myself warmed up.

2-  This man could be a factory foreman, or maybe an ex-military gun-for-hire.  Either way, everything about this man's posture and appearance says: "Son, I am disappoint."

3-  This girl looks like she can handle herself, and almost certainly has no reservations about punching out anyone who makes a move on her.  In short, those boots were made for curb-stomping.

4-  As soon as I had this guy's face sketched out, I knew I wanted him to have a cool, slick demeanor.  He's  far and away my favorite of the bunch.

5&6-  Just a couple of close-up studies of 3 and 4 above.

7-  Abstract geometric and industrial tattoo designs are in vogue among the Undercity dwellers.

So yeah, this is a pretty good example of the format you can expect from this blog.  Once I get all settled in, I'll probably slow my pace to two or three posts per week.

Good day, all.


  1. If only you were a pen for hire....

  2. Never hurts to ask.This is completely random how I stumbled upon your blog, but I am looking for someone to design a new tattoo (not for free of course) and I saw your sketches for the tattoos on #7. You have talent obviously and your sketch on the bottom left is almost the exact thing I was looking for except as a sleeve on my right arm (left is occupied). If you're interested in letting me display your art let me know macdo281@gmail.com