So I picked up Max Payne 3. Then this happened, kind of on its own but with a little help from…hard liquor.
You have to understand it is important to your art that you get in the right frame of mind for these things; I totally blame my alcoholism and addiction to bare knuckle boxing on the time I drew a poster for a collected edition of Hemmingway stories.
It was a quick 10- 15 minute sketch that took on a life of its own. One thing this drawing has given me is that i can now safely say I have no idea what a Desert Eagle bullet looks like in real life… or, for that matter, the inside of the slide of a Desert Eagle when firing.
The hardest part of this one was probably choosing the right quote… he’s a sharp sardonic bastard, is old Max and he’s no slouch when it comes to gravely film noir style turn of phrase. Bless his heart.
In the end I just went with my favourite.