I wanted to shy away from the more obvious imagery from the movie, such as the melting faces. And that's it. Okay basically I wanted to not do the melting faces cuz that would be too easy. Or hard. Not sure, cuz it's such an iconic image. The impaled sidekick I made to look more like Alfred Molina cuz if you pause it it clearly doesn't look like him. Oh, and I love the scene where Indy is face to face with the swordsman. Here is a man who has honed his craft through the years, taking up a tradition that was passed down to him because his father was a swordsman, as his father before him. Well, he needed to feed his kids and some Nazi's tossed him a quick gig: Hack up this meddling American wearing this hat. Sounds easy enough right? I'm sure he taken up other sword-slashing gigs like that to pay the bills. What's one more? Except this guy with a hat has a gun, and he's got shit to do. BANG! Love that scene.
Anyway, I really enjoy how this piece turned out. The owner is gonna love it. He said he's gonna hang it next to a Jim Steranko piece, which is probably why I slaved over this piece like I did.
Here are some progress shots:
Just the inks, and some pencil.
One side of the colors complete.
...and then the other side.
And you know how it ends, their faces melt.