Friday, November 16, 2007

Not Top Secret

I did manage to do some work on stuff which I have been neglecting. I also managed to do this.

Joshua Middleton (yes, again) posted a nice picture on his blog recently, and this is an imitation of a small part of it. I'm not sure why I wanted to try it, except that it (Joshua's) is an excellent picture, and the expression (on the girl in Joshua's picture) is spot on. Having drawn this part of the picture, I don't feel much more enlightened, but it was a nice way to spend some time.


Tim Akers said...

I'm liking this Middleton guy

colin said...

Yes, to describe his work in what might be overly technical terms, he is effing awesome.

Joshua Middleton said...

Hey Colin,

Weird, I check out your blog and find compliments aimed at me. Thanks! And I think you got the face pretty damn close.

I'm pleased you find my work interesting enough to practice with. You clearly are a man with exquisite taste. I used to copy John Buscema Conan drawings, and characters out of Lee and Froud's Faeries book (a classic). I still feel like copying Adam Hughes, but enough guys have already made a career out of that.

Thanks for the heads-up about the Drawn link on my blog. On a side note, I read the comment there about my days at CrossGen (nearly 8 years ago now), and have to say that whoever left it completely missed the target, even if they hit the tree.

Please know that my venom back then, and there was plenty of it, was aimed squarely at the folks pulling the strings, never my fellow artists. Also, I was too busy launching personal attacks on management directly to know anything about company secrets and plot points! I don't know where that came from.

Anyway, to this day I am friends with each and every one of the artists I worked with back then, and count several amongst my very dearest friends. Ask any of them, and they will tell you that Dexter (Vines, my good friend and inker on Meridian) and I were the lucky ones having gotten out after only a year!

Just thought I'd set the record straight. All the best, and keep on drawing.


colin said...

(Wowsers! I hardly have a right to expect Joshua to come back, but it only makes sense to respond here...)

Hi Joshua, thanks for visiting and thanks for the compliments.

The other comment on the Drawn post had me chasing down some info on your Wikipedia page, and my impressions there agreed with what you've said here. It looked like you were very upset with the management at the company, and you wouldn't be the first artist to have trouble with the bean counters, for sure.

BTW, I don't spend all my time copying. You caught me during an unusual spurt of it. ;)

Tim Akers said...