"I am a traveler of both time and space" from Led Zeppelin's Kashmir is maybe one of the coolest lyrics in all of classic rock, and it's the one that inspired my Illustration Friday entry for this week's topic of "Travel".
I know I haven't done an IF entry in quite awhile but the topic was on my mind this weekend and I wanted to find something fun to do. I started one completely different, but once I started inking it, it just wasn't coming together. At about that time, I was listening to a Kashmir cover by a tribute band called Lez Zeppelin that a friend had recommended to me and I heard that lyric. The rest of the concept came fairly easily after that. I did a sketch, moved quickly to pencils and then spent quite awhile inking all the details.
Details are what makes this kind of illustration fun to do. I love cartoons where you can look at them for quite awhile, picking up the subtle details in them as they jump out at you. That's what I tried to do here.