Layered Drawing

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This is the drawing I started over a year ago and set aside. The detail picture above didn’t turn out that well but I think you can see what I did. I have always been obsessed with creating dimension through layers. Maybe it goes back to the old side scrolling parallax of Nintendo games or just something I saw in passing, it is a technique I seem to revisit regularly.A few years ago I picked up a collected trade paperback of Usagi Yojimbo stories. Stan Sakai is amazing. I have to admit, I learned of Usagi Yojimbo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When I was little I move around alot. Sometimes making friends was hard. Sometimes we wouldn’t live in one place long enough to make friends. So I would skateboard and draw. My older cousin was a huge influence on me. He turned me on to rap music, skateboarding, drawing and comic books. Oh and ninjas.Right before one of my...