Manga March Madness: One Piece
Well it was inevitable eventually I would get around to doing Monkey D Luffy. I was at one time an avid fan of One Piece and watched the anime as well as read the comic a lot. Not that I hate it now, I just don’t have time to keep up with all of it anymore. I got very behind.
Eiichiro Oda is truly a master at what he does. One Piece sis a perfect example of an artist growing. Reading the first manga and comparing it to current story lines and you can see this guy really turns into an expert action artist. His work is so fluid. I tried to capture some fluid motion with this image.
I have really been finding myself inspired by Alex Toth and decided to dial back all the line work in the next drawings. Alex had a way of being highly detailed in a minimal fashion.