We’re going from green hair to green skin this week, and over the week I’ve learned that I should have drawn Trigona with three fingers. I make up for it today.
Today’s piece features Zurida, alien villain from The Superfogeys, a comic about superheros somewhat past their prime. She’s accompanied by her son, Percy, as they walk past [spoilers spoilers in fact the rest of this post is probably going to be spoilers].
This art depicts a scene that I imagined occurring not long ago in the story (although after showing John my pencils, he questioned whether or not this might actually have happened, I simply retorted that I wanted to draw it so there)
I had a good time thinking about what might be running through Zurida’s head here. Is she proud of her handiwork? Is she just getting on with the task at hand with no time to be sentimental? Perhaps she feels a twinge of regret – not because she’s done wrong, but because she’s granted Michelle eternal youth, while she herself has grown old.
Speaking of old, I did put in a token effort to portray Zurida’s age, but it was all quite secondary to getting the perspective and foreshortening right.
Finally, I liked the juxtaposition provided by Percy’s presence. He has an innocence and dumbness about him, in this picture he definitely wants to linger a bit longer and let the cogs in his head move as he makes the connection between Michelle and his mother.
 Argument settled. The whole time I thought Zurida had been running things out of the Society of Heroes, but no, duh, it was her palace.