Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Akira's Awakening"

"A" is for "Akira's Awakening." Watching Katsuhiro Otomo's anime epic was pivotal in me maintaining my path toward becoming a professional illustrator, when I was just a teenage boy. And the manga of "Akira" drove the point home, when I devoured each volume during my sophomore year of college. Even now, I regularly go back and soak up all the creative manna I can suckle from both forms of Otomo's story and its monstrous scope. Truly inspirational stuff!

9 x 12" / mixed media on bristol board / Update: SOLD


  1. Finally somewhere i can get a daily dose of Dave! i'm sure i dont have to to tell you that this is amazing Dave! what a great piece to kick off the new blog!


  2. Crosland, this is so sharp a sketch it pokes out both eyes. In a good way.

  3. Thanks, ya'll! I'm having a lot of fun with this series, so far. It was cool getting to open it up with a classic like Akira!