First off, bask in the darkness of my website's new stylesheet.  I was getting a bit bored with the old Soule Designs colors and decided to turn off the lights.   Anyway, I’ve been re-reading a bunch of Comixology purchases from prior years and once again found myself in the Mignolaverse. While I have done a number of sketches of the various characters in these books, so far the only “complete” illustration was my take on the B.P.R.D. frog monsters here. This time I didn’t set out to complete a Lobster Johnson illustration, but I sure as hell finished it! Wait, maybe that was a bit too much - anyway here is the finished illustration with my typical “making of” to follow…

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Taste Justice Commie bastards!

Oddly enough this illustration started as a sketch after I had finished some figure drawing practice.

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For some reason I found the little Lobster jumping toward a figure drawing model to be strangely hilarious, my juvenile sense of humor aside I decided to refine the drawing into something suitable for inking and color. The resulting digital pencil work is below.

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And what Soule Designs drawing post would be complete without the pre-color ink stage, which is actually my favorite stage of creating these types of illustrations!

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The astute viewer will note I tweaked the drawing when inking, most notably I rotated him a bit counter clockwise and pulled his head up a bit since I thought he looked a little strange. Finally, here is the color drawing on a neutral background just because...why not?

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That's it for now!