Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Johnny Alpha

I hadn't drawn using ink and wash for a long, long time so last night I tried it out on this study of Johnny Alpha. Building layers of wash, letting the ink bleed and the brown tinge from the pencil lead gives a nice worn, rusty feel. Not perfect, but fairly pleased with the result...and couldn't help but think that Alpha reminded me of the brilliant Alex Harvey.... albeit a bit more muscled and with glowing mutant eyes!


  1. Good call with the Vambo comparison. Reckon there was always a certain early-70s Keith Richards component to Carlos' Johnny Alpha design.