The theme for this artist installment is "Girls in the air." This is because Vicenc and I are working on the "Models Inc." project, but I'm currently unsure of the actual status of the project. Thus, my girls are up in the air. And, 2nd "thus"... I've gone a long way in explaining my metaphor. Usually a bad sign.
Ye Entry Statement: After making a list of all theÂ Artists I’m Working WithÂ (A.I.W.W.), I decided to post a bit of each of their work. The pieces I’ll be posting are from various projects, none of them yet published, and I’m trying to stick to pencils, unless the artist is doing both pencils and inks.Next up is Vicenc Villagrassa.
Here's a head shot of Toni Turner. We decided to reorganize the original "Models Inc." story and move it into Marvel's 616 universe. That, unfortunately, meant that we could not use Mary Jane Watson. That left room for another character, and I chose Toni Turner. This is a sketch that Vicenc did to see if he could get her look down. Turns out, yes, he could. I really love this drawing. Toni seems vibrant, and lovely.
Hey! Guess why Vicenc was chosen to draw Models Inc. Your choices are: A: Because his name sounds like he could beat James Bond in a game of snooker, or... B: Because he's quite talented at drawing girls. If you answered, "Both A and B," then you're right.
Look! Pretty girls doing pretty things! Vicenc is massively talented at drawing the types of girls who, in real life, make me stand up straighter and wish that I hadn't skipped out on the gym.
Sigh. Will Models Inc. ever land? Not sure.
In closing, and on the subject of pretty ladies and models, I ran across this video the other day, and found it interesting. Artist Clayton Cubitt has been making “long portraits”… basically portraits that are videos rather than still shots. I find them fascinating. We’re so trained not to stare at people that it’s rather interesting to just be able to look at a pretty girl, study her facial expressions, etc.Â And that social reticence to actually look at someone makes these “long portraits” far more intimate than the average snapshot. This particular portrait is of a model named Lambchop.