My first concept for this Punk Storm sketch was a full figure shot of Storm floating in the center of the image, enthusiastically playing the air guitar with a huge lightning bolt streaking through the sky behind her. Then Jesse posted his sketch of Storm hovering in front of a lightning bolt. Then Joel posted his sketch of a similarly sized/positioned Storm hanging out in the center of his image. Then I decided against going with my original idea. Besides, I drew a fairly similar version of Punk Storm a few years ago myself, so why not try something new?
With no inspiration and less than 24 hours to complete, nay, begin my sketch, I sat down with a piece of 8.5x11” printer paper and a ballpoint pen and very quickly drew up a full-size rough of the picture you see above. I have no idea where the sketch came from, but the more stereotypically punk imagery I added to it, the more I liked it. About 8 hours ago I slapped the sketch on my lightbox, traced it onto a piece of bristol, ironed out some details, tossed on some inks, and there you have it.
I’d like to add some colors to this piece, but it’s 6am and I’d also like to go to sleep, so to hell with the colors.
I love to add lots of little details to my work, but I feel like I always reach a point about 3/4 of the way through any particular drawing where I can’t be bothered to work on it anymore and I often feel my work has an unfinished feel because of this. I had big plans for adding more rendering and doing something more interesting with the background, but 8+ hours of effort is probably more than this piece deserves as it is.
Drawn on 8.5x11” bristol, inked with Pitt Pens, and hardly touched in Photoshop for a change because I’m too tired to be bothered.