Sunday, June 7, 2009

On the Run

Red and Black roller ball ink on paper.
15.24 cm x 15.24 cm (6.00 in x 6.00 in.)

The "Blondie" funnies design of Tuff-Girl and her canine companion, Wichita, has always been easier to draw than the standard design for the adventure book, almost to the point of being a preference.

Many of these sketchbook exercises serve the secondary purpose of playing with her costume design which is intended to be flexible and ever changing. The mask design often defaults to something traditionally small for female characters, which defeats any identity concealing function. Eh, it is fiction after all. At a certain point, Tuff-Girl will abandon the use of the mask as part of her costume.

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