Haven't posting anything of my busty raccoon character Jessica Knight in awhile so I decided to fix that. For many in the firearms community HB means Heavy Barrel, and that maybe true here to. However in Jessica's case it can also be used to describe something else in the picture.
This piece was from my Long Torso Era of figures but overall it still a nice piece. There were couple of interesting challenges to doing the picture. One was the rifle that Jessica is holding which is a Walther WA2000. When I did this picture way back in 2003 finding good reference for it was rather difficult. Most books used the same small somewhat blurry photo and it was from the wrong side! What other photos I could locate online were posted by the individual owners of WA2000, but this created its own problems. Walther produced only a small number of WA2000s and every owner seems to have modified their rifle to fit their own needs. This made it difficult to find out what a base model WA2000 looked like. After several sketches and communicating with a couple owners I got a feel for the rifle. Oh, in case you are wondering, yes they really are that big. WA2000 are huge!
The other fun trick was figuring out how to do camo BDU-style pants. In fact this was the first time I had done camo . Once again it is my usually colored pencil, marker, technical pen and gouache on vellum Bristol Board. The image is about 11"x 14"