This is a pencil #drawing I created in 2009. The size of the artwork is A3 paper. I remember that I used a reference for the guy standing. I think from one of my Andrew Loomis figure drawing books (which is an awesome book you should have, even if you draw deformed blobs).
I hardly use reference because it feels like it isn't mine and it's difficult to find reference of things that only exist in my universe. But I like to get inspired :)
If you look from a distance you can see two black eyes (the background) . Also a mouth in the stomach with teeth.
Even after so many years I think it still has the same power I felt when I was working on it. Looking at it I can see I didn't use the blending technique yet (creating smooth gradients) which is a bit standard on my pencil drawings later on.
Here are some other close ups :)
Hope you liked the blast from the past? I think it's interesting to look at older works to see how style evolves into how it is now. :) Also I often forget what I did in detail so it's fun to rediscover.