Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Post Modern Maxx



Here's the second Maxx cover i drew after a nearly 20 year break from the original series.

A few differences: Inuit inspired Red-Black symbols are one things I hadn't discovered yet 20 years ago, but the surreal plants are straight out of the old classic Outback plant fora-fauna.

So what about the Maxx himself? Do you think how i draw him lately, style wise, has changes much from the old days? 


8 comments:

Case Lopez said...

Hard to say. My interpretation of how you've drawn Maxx, especially for cover pieces, is that it has always been a fluid hybrid of styles and techniques. Your textures on this piece, both in the back as well as the mane/feathers are not quite a technique I remember. I'd be interested to know how you did the back texture.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I love this picture!
Just Beautiful and powerful!

Rob Chope said...

Always a surprise and treat to see the different wys to address The Max. I always love the arms. The hatched tricepts with a mix of brushwork. Then sometimes you get painterly. It's all a win win.

infinitysend said...

The fact I can't find The Maxx cartoon on BluRay is a travesty to mankind. Same with uncut Ren & Stimpy.

Derek Oberg said...

I agree with the above. The style that you're so well known for is not one that ties you down to a specific look or technique. Even when you went from super detailed crossed-hatching in inks to full color paintings, they all still feel like you.

Fernando Valencia said...

I really enjoy all the new details & texture you've been using lately on muscle & folds. Plus I like how sometimes Maxx hands are just the claw. Hands are overrated anyways.

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Aaron Desira said...

I think you are more expressive with brush strokes then you were Sam. But that's neither here nor there. Your voice is in everything you do and that includes your writing which draws me into the detail. I just received worlds of Sam and you say the writing is something to come back and read after the pictures, but your words and pictures meld together and and it is always as if you have invited us into your mind. It is a glorious place to visit. Thank you for sharing as always. I will be reading my worlds of Sam one page at a time. Have you ever been interested in illustration for a board game?