Monday, September 21, 2009

The unstoppable Kong!

Well, I didn't think I was going to get around to inking this yet....but, Kong proved once again to be unstoppable. Mainly I think since - to put it mildly, I felt like hell sunday. A total sinus attack for some reason, maybe because tomorrow is the beginning of fall. And it seems today isn't starting off any better. I just wanted to post this before leaving for work this morning. If I didn't have a deadline at work today, I would probably take a sick day. But, work goes on, the rent must be paid.....hell I have to pay for those gliders too. And yet this is another piece for the Fallcon charity auction. Irony, maybe, but more the call of duty. Plus I try each year to out do myself, and what I feel is a bit of competition at the auction. Or maybe I just feel there should be competition at it. Each year I almost feel like not letting the pieces go. But then I like seeing people bid on them and hope it helps in some small way.
And as I said, I felt like hell yesterday. So I would ink for a couple of minutes, then blow my nose for ten minutes or so trying to breathe. When that happens I can't really do much brain work, so this is just raw inking from me. Trying to follow the lines, balance some blacks and whites, and do a bit of drybrushing, and some of that fantastic split brush that Mark Schultz has mastered as a technical skill. I do feel this was rushed a bit, just trying to get one more thing off my plate because ... we are all living on borrowed time .... just like the Challengers of the Unknown.
Also wanted to throw in....there isn't a quill mark on this.....only brush, except I signed it with a marker. I love the brush.


  1. A truly compelling portrait of the Eighth Wonder of the World, pal! Excellent!

    Sorry you've been sick. I've been under the weather, as they say, myself. Same kind of thing that you described, it seems.

    When you're feeling better, how about a Karloffian Frankenstein Monster or Mummy for the auction? Everyone else always does super-heroes, but I suspect that this KONG will set a new tradition.

  2. Beautifully done!

    Sorry to hear you are sick. I hope you get better soon, and I know you do,too!

    I like Martin's suggestions. I love the Universal monsters.

  3. How about Creature from the Black Lagoon?