An oooooooold drawing from 2004: Back then, I still only drew small soldiers in battles where the word perspective was unknown, when I began to try to draw larger characters.
One of my first approaches to this, was to try to use as references images from the drawings I had easier access: The revista Condorito.
Condorito is a comedy comic –done by Pepo-, so the characters are cartoon: Not the wisest idea then to try to learn to draw some “close up” characters from cartoons, rather than some more realistic proportions!
Anyway: While Condorito is a “familiar comedy” comic, with white, innocent humor following the stories of the titular character –an Anthropomorphic Condor- and his friends in the fictional Chilean city of Pelotillehue -60 km from Cumpeo, and 90 km form Santiago for further references!- The autor –who signed with the pseudonym of Pepo- in his young years as well illustrated some comical adult magazines: And this was still patent in his way of drawing the extremely curvaceous women of Condorito.
This drawing –done around the 2004, if not before- was done inspired by one of these cartoon women of Condorito: but to complicate things further, as in my developmental stages of drawing I was only capable in the moment replicating –badly- Condorito-style women, I tried to draw in such styles characters of other series and so I saw as… the teen I was back then?
But as I stumbled into this old drawing, I decided to ink it –following the original lines-, and then I coloured on Photoshop, trying to use the some colours of the magazine.
Around that time as well, is that I saw for the first time the old movies of Star Wars -if not one or two years before... I think we bought the whole movies -in VHS- collection from when "The Attack of the Clones" came in VHS... VHS.... how retro. XD-
I really loved Oola, the twi'lek dancer from the Return of the Jedi, so back then, I tried to draw her!
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the two film trilogies have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe. These media kept the franchise active in the interim between the film trilogies.
Star Wars, the popular franchise of sci-fi, influencing many a young person. Jabba's Palace, the "gateway drug" into bondage and slave fetishes for many a teen!
Fun seeing this, and when you got the movies on VHS. I remember that time, clearly it was effective in re-releasing those movies over time!
That, and Catwoman, did introduce me to such things, I would say! !