Tuesday, 13 May 2014

R.I.P. H.R. Giger

good bye, Mr. Giger,
Your drawings gave the world
the most terrible nightmares,
but we loved you for it!

H.R. Giger-ish

The artist H. R. Giger is dead at age 74. He designed the "Alien" from the movie Alien among many other things. I drew an Aliens mini series for Dark Horse back in the 90's, and I don't want to draw that creature again (it was exhausting)! I'm not really sure how to pay tribute to him in our weekly sketch, but as he created many odd creatures I decided to do the same. Here's an odd creature feeding on another odd creature.

Giger & Woodroffe R.I.P

We awoke this morning to discover that two great artists and illustrators had died. Patrick Woodroffe & H. R. Giger. Both hugely influential and much loved. I did a drawing kind of based on my half memories of looking at both men's work while a drunk student in the late 80s. Thank you gentlemen.