So what the hell are you looking at, you ask yourself? There's obviously a story behind this, so if you'd like to be less confused, the next few paragraphs are for you!
About a year ago, I moved in next door to my brother-in-law. He was for some reason delighted that his brother's wife loves metal, and let me (read: forced me to) borrow The Human Equation by Ayreon
. It was marvelous, I loved it, and right away, the singer playing the part of 'Rage' caught my attention. That was a growl I could get behind. So, after about 10 minutes of googling, I was previewing some of Devin Townsend's newest album, Addicted, on iTunes. 5 minutes later I was buying the album. A little more googling and I saw this music video
I think what really caught my attention about this album, and about Devin Townsend's music in general, is his insane range. If growling is the only thing you're good at, then I generally get tired of you pretty fast. No, Devin's amazingly talented, and this album is fast paced and, well, different
I bought a few more of his albums, and, again, fell in love with the very quirky Ziltoid the Omniscient--a concept album about an alien who comes to earth and demands for the perfect cup of coffee to be delivered to his ship in five Earth minutes, lest he destroy everyone.
So, this is the pretty lady (who'se voice in the video is Anneke Van Giersbergen) from the video for Bend It Like Bender! having a drink with Ziltoid. I've had this image in my brain for a little while, and while it didn't turn out the way I thought it would, I'm pretty pleased with the results. Lots of fun on this one, and a big thank you to Devin Townsend for being my number one playlist while I work on comics.
Pencils+Photoshop. I erased most of the pencils, though.