words in post.
Reading time: ~ min. or so.
As I was taking my first steps learning to ink with the brush,
I was studying what seemed to be an effortless fluidity of ink lines
from comic-book masters Paul Pope, Hugo Pratt and others. Pope’s art book “Pulphope” gave me my first insight to the abyss-like
bottomless artistry behind his work.
After reading his writings, the artwork took a secondary role in understanding the process. Inspired by him and primarily to practice with the brush, I did a quick sketch one night (using a Pentel brush-pen, for portability) (Image 1)
The crude sketch left me unsatisfied but kept me inspired, so - many moons later - I started thinking again of this powerful and passionate female (Image 2). Coming out from the cartoon-ish smoke while showing her naked body - but don’t be fooled - not exposing an inch of her enigmatic self. Her name was as obvious as a flashing neon sign from a jazz bar in the night. The Mediterranean modern Calypso (Καλυψώ). Her name meaning “to conceal the obvious/visible” The colour palette, is a poor-man’s study, inspired by one of Paul Pope’s illustrations (Image 3).
Links for purchasing prints of various sizes can be found here.