Saturday, June 19, 2010

John Locke

Now that LOST is over, I've been re-watching the first season on DVD. What a different show it was in the beginning! In the first few episodes, the characters' main problem was trying to find food and fresh water. No flash forwards, time travel or heavenly waiting rooms to be seen anywhere.

My two favorite characters on the show were always Hurley and John Locke. I drew Hurley here and here, so I thought it high time to draw Locke.

It's downright criminal that the creators took the single most interesting character on the show and killed him off at the end of Season 4. Sure, we still got to see Terry O'Quinn's top notch acting for another two seasons, but he wasn't playing Locke anymore. He was the Smoke Monster pretending to be Locke.

Locke didn't get a chance at redemption or any kind of grand sendoff. His storyline just abruptly and senselessly ended. I kept expecting the real Locke to somehow come back to life at the last minute and defeat the fake Locke, but alas, it wasn't to be.

Anyway, here's my rendition of John Locke (the TV character, not the philosopher), if he was a Hanna-Barbera type of cartoon character. Apparently it's been a while since I drew any kind of human character. As I started to color Locke, I had to stop and think how to make flesh color!

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.
Here's the very rough preliminary sketch I did of Locke.


  1. WELL DONE! I love the balanced knife and the subtle background.

  2. Thanks! I'm still trying to figure out how he got that knife in that tiny sheath on his belt.

  3. Several months ago, my dad spent almost all of his time watching LOST. He watched every single episode. I didn't bother watching it with him. Instead, I played "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker", and occasionally looked over my shoulder to see what craziness was happening in the show. Seeing Locke in an artistic style so similar to the style of "The Wind Waker", reminds me of those days... Good times...


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