Over at the Rust Belt MOnster Collective we all paid tribute to the artist known as Moebius who passed away earlier this month. Like many of the artists that have influenced me, I never appreciated their later in years as I spent a lot fo timke trying to find my own voice. But once their gone...like any old friend or family member, you realize how they influenced you and helped shape you into the artist...or person, you've become. I've never read Blueberry, a title touted to be the greatest western comic/ graphic novel ever written. So once word spread of his passing I ran across a few pieces of his. And what struck me right off the bat, was his attention to backgrounds. His appreciation for the beauty and majesty of the land where many a man, woman and child battled for survival in the unforgiving wild west.
I've included the penciled and ink versions along with an "in progress" image of the painted colors. You can head to the Rust Belt Monster Collective to see the final colors. As always...thanks for droppin' by http://rustbeltmonster.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-10-moebius-blueberry.html