While I continue my illustration work on the book, here are a couple drawings I did based on another book.
Geek Love is a book written by Portland-based author Katherine Dunn. This book was required reading for one of my art classes. Haven’t read it? I highly recommend it. Twisted, strange, and disturbing, this book is about a family of circus performers, also known as “Geeks”.
This first drawing is done entirely in pencil.
Here is a second, completed in ink wash, pen, and charcoal:
I know what you’re thinking. What the hell? Really, I didn’t even make this up – I mean, I could have, but I didn’t – it’s all in the book. There is an amazing wealth of interesting and disturbing images that could be based on Geek Love. I really enjoyed making these little weirdos. Read it, for realsies!