I needed this drawing. Lately it seems that most of my self-portraits have been started excessively late at night. Life happens and forces this to be the case; if I didn't have to wake up early the next morning, this wouldn't be an issue. But . . . I do, so it is.
Tonight was a different situation, however. While the drawing was still started late, there is no reason to wake up early in the morning. In other words, I was able to devote an unlimited amount of time to this portrait. While I love working loose and spontaneous (as has been the case for the majority of my recent drawings), I always have a blast when I can return to my detail-oriented style for a bit.
I've been sitting on this idea for about a week. I knew the basic outline for where it was going, but I didn't have the details hammered out. I started with a giant version of a turtle, a beetle, and a chicken, and I was originally going to be riding in a Roman chariot. Obviously the basic story remained the same, although the details changed significantly!
#192 April 30, 2011, Pen
Sounds: Outkast, Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below