I stumbled across my old comic pages about these two (those of you who have followed me the longest will probably remember.) For some reason, I got really excited about it, and started researching it again. I was thrilled to find there was so much more information about these highwaymen available online than when I first started this project.
I dug up the original script, the original thumbs for the next couple of pages I'd yet to draw, the rare and beautiful book I found at my grandmother's house (which has to be the oldest book I've ever held) that has the bibliographic records of Michael Martin and John Doherty, and decided to dig back into the history of these amazing characters and redo my comic!
They may look really different to you, but I'm actually trying to stick to the original designs as much as I can; the only changes I've made are to their proportions and their style of dress (which, thanks to new resources online, have brought to my attention that John and Martin would have dressed in the Regency era fashion... WHICH IS AWESOME!
) I gave Michael a hair cut, (which REALLY makes him look different,) so he could blend into the Regency Era a little better... Although, don't get too attached to it; It'll probably grow out as his days on the road progress.
Now, I know, I've got a couple of other comic related projects right now that are taking priority, but for now, I'll just be taking it slow, doing the research and updating the characters.
As for the drawing itself: this is actually A LOT of different medias. Pencil, water soluble graphite, watercolor pencil, art marker, white gauche marker, and white China-marker. Just trying out a little of this and that.