Monday 23 March 2015

Tank Instructor 1984

I often float around on Reddit, and once in a while a post will pop up and spark a hit of inspiration. That's exactly what happened with this photo posted by u/danabre in Old School Cool. The photo shows his mother working as a tank instructor in 1984, and it's pretty awesome.

There's just so much character in the photo, and it inspired me to create this quick sketch. Now when I say quick, I mean quick, as a couple of people have pointed out it actually says 345 on her helmet, but hey, I'm going to go with "artistic license" on that. 

It's a great challenge to draw in a limited time frame. It definitely energises your work, especially when you've been spending hours carefully illustrating for commissions - it's good to let loose a little!