Sometimes when I’m feeling burnt out, uncreative, or I just get an idea in my head I do up some sketch cards just for fun. This recently happened with me when I decided to draw four characters from the classic science fiction show, Lost in Space.
Lost in Space came on the air decades before I was even born, however I did watch it on reruns. I enjoyed the campiness of the show much like how I also enjoyed watching Bonanza, Gun Smoke, the original Star Trek, and perhaps my favourite, Combat! I’m not sure why, but growing up I watched a lot of rerun TV Shows.
Slightly off topic, this did get me thinking why more of these classic shows aren’t aired anymore. I’ve also especially wondered why streaming sites like Netflix doesn’t have more of these classic TV Shows. I would imagine they would be fairly cheap to purchase the streaming rights to?
For these four cards I drew them on personal stock sketch card paper. This paper is from a larger 300lb sheet of paper that is ideal for markers and dry mediums, and I had cut down into 2.5×3.5″ sketch cards. After pencilling out the images, I used my trusty mediums of Copic Markers and polychromous pencil crayons. I added a little bit of acrylic whites to the robot and alien, but otherwise left them as is. However, I did try a slightly messier and blockier style of colouring these, which I quite liked as it added a bit more movement and liveness to the images.
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