Draw a stylised dynamic figure
Guillaume Poux catches the blaxploitation vibe of the 1970s with this study of a gun-toting female character. Can ya dig it?
Guillaume Poux taps into a 70s blaxploitation vibe.
I have a little weakness. I love drawing pretty girls. In fact, I love drawing pretty, bad-ass girls. I can’t help but draw this kind of character when I’m between two commissioned works and have some free time. It’s how I started this image. I just wanted to draw a strong, sexy character.
A few weeks before, I’d seen a very cool blaxploitation movie starring Pam Grier, called Foxy Brown. Why not draw an homage to this character? At the beginning of the process, I didn’t have the idea to make a poster. I just wanted to draw my version of Foxy. Then my girlfriend suggested that I add a hyena to the composition. Her reasoning was that packs of hyenas are generally led by a dominant female. I found the idea really cool, and perfectly in tune with the idea of a strong woman character.
As I do for almost all my images, I searched a lot of references for the clothes and the hyena, and uncovered a lot of inspiring old blaxploitation movie posters. Thanks, internet!
I have the idea and the references – now it’s time to begin my image…