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Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The fourth part of the Trinity
Current mood: melancholy
Category: Art and Photography

My pseudonym, the online name, comes from more than just one area of interest.  It’s the interesection of several activities, either the hardware or the concepts involed in the activity.

After a long day of pushing gym weights, cranking Symphony X, and putting even more toys on the assault rifle, it’s nice to open the mailbox and get a copy of Heavy Metal magazine.  If you’re not familiar, it’s a very pretty book of graphic art, from short sketchbooks of stills, to extended sci-fi or fantasy stories.  It’s adult-oriented, and some bits get either raunchy or downright puerile.  But the bulk of the book is just gorgeous to look at, and sometimes thought-provoking (as good sci-fi should be!).

The cover of the latest issue really caught my attention, so I share it here with a few comments.
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The image is one of the most beautiful renderings I’ve ever seen.

The first thing I noticed?  Not the subject scene, where this woman pricks her finger while reading what we must expect is a saddening letter, staining her glowing satin dress; nor did I first look at the contrast of the blood on that white dress; no - I noticed the knee.  Knees are hard to draw.  Especially to make one look attractive.  But there it is, in perfectly accurate anatomical detail, fully functional, but somehow delicate and beautiful.

Boots.  Mmm... boooots.  Enough said.

I see all the detail in the sofa, but it’s all deliberately muted.  It fills the scene with detail, but still presents contrast to the bright white dress, which itself is no less detailed.

Looking again at the figure, I see that she’s not just another young female fantasy model.  She’s drawn in modest proportion, and clearly not that young.  She’s got to be old enough to deal with her situation with complicated mixed feelings.  That adds a great deal to the impact of the image.

I see also that this issue continues the "Requiem" series, every page of which has as much detail and composition as this cover.  Do yourself a favor - grab a copy.

Credit for that cover is given to Lorenzo Sperlonga.

Currently listening :
Heavy Metal: Music From The Motion Picture
By Various Artists
Release date: By 14 March, 1995

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Freaking cool! Love the art, and you are right about knees. I wish I could draw this well. Oh, speaking of which, I do have some new drawings. And I have a new part of the story, a new beginning if you will. Where of where does one go to purchase this magazine????????

Posted by Val on Mar 25, 2008 8:59 AM
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Any larger bookstore carries it, and most comic shops.
See also

Posted by HVY MTL on Mar 25, 2008 9:26 AM
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Maybe she is sad her subscription expired. Women. So dramatic. Pwwwwwffffh!

Posted by Cynthia on Mar 26, 2008 12:26 PM
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