I started this pen sketch with no particular goal in mind. I started with some free flowing lines, mirroring small shapes. Eric was flipping through Netflix and we saw Rango. We had watched it before, but didn't get a great feel for the story line. What intrigued me most was the visual style. The way the scales move, feathers rustle, the dust swirls in the wind, and the liquid sloshes in glass bottles. There are some great nods to other desert/cowboy/western films as well, which I caught most of the first time, but even more so this time.
This second time around, I can appreciate the characters and dialogue much more as I sketch in my notebook. I am actually listening to the story line, the plot, the comedy of it. And that way, I can capture the visual in my mind's eye on paper more clearly.