Thursday, July 23, 2009

Conan connundrum

For some reason I have veered away from blogging about Chinese stuff and have begun drawing a lot. I know I will get back to writing, but drawing stuff is so much fun I have to take a crack at it!

Anyway, this is a pencil drawing of one of my favorite comic book characters Conan the Barbarian. He has just slain a giant serpent ind his sword is stuck, meanwhile marauders from the temple are coming to attack him, since he disrupted the sacrifice of the girl on the left. Probably doesn't need that much explanation but I thought I should have some text on here!

Here is a link to the full size version

More later ...!


Susan Moger said...

Soooo did you draw this? It's very good. Why is it a conundrum and maybe the girl victim will help him in return.

I have been practicing some graphic novel moves to enhance my visualization for text. It works wonders.

Tom Gordon said...

"Infidel defiler! You killed my snake... and that is what grieves me the most!" (Or some insane Thulsa D. ranting to that effect.)

Nice job, Ben. Considering his rather... extreme pose, your Conan here turned out well. The only bit that seems a little off to me is the leg that's perched upon the serpentine head; did you work from a photo or video still reference, perchance?

Ben Moger-Williams said...

yo Tom
Close: You broke into my house, stole my property, murdered my servants, AND my pets, and THAT is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake!
I changed the leg on the head after a suggestion from an artist on; quite helpful I thought.
@mom thanks I did draw it. Graphical novelistic thought is good for the text, as they say. Now if only I could find the time to write....