Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Doctor Strange Variant Cover!
It's actually a private commission piece.
Very much a die-hard fan of the original run drawn by Steve Ditko, there's plenty after him who've done a fine turn, but for me, nobody expressed that otherworldly weirdness any better than Ditko.
Looking thru the Essential Doctor Strange Vol 1 - in glorious black and white - left my jaw dangling in admiration and reminded me how profoundly the guy influenced me; the attention to atmosphere and the character of a place; the bold poses; the dramatic use of light and shade.
And everything belonged on the page, nothing seemed wasted or superfluous. Not an easy thing to do, and studying his work again, i realise I've still got so much more to learn.