When you’re an illustrator, especially one like me with only a few illustrating friends, you’re going to get asked for a lot of random drawings. Usually tattoos, but not always. If you’re busy you can usually beg out of it, or put it off. I’m usually not SO busy so I agree to do it…and then never get to it. “BENTHIC, GUYS!”
In any case, with Benthic done I’m spending the last few weeks of 2012 wrapping up old outstanding promised drawings. This one is from, Jesus….five years ago? Four at least. My good friend Adam had asked for a girl on a bomb, and I had done a sketch sometime in late 2007 or early 2008 that I wasn’t happy with. I wanted some time to think about it, a few weeks later I came up with the idea of a girl entering the atmosphere holding an astronaut helmet and then promptly never drew it.
I’ll be coloring it sometime in the next several days and moving forward, since I’m nipple deep in old promised crap. However I thought the inks came along nicely.