I take a lot of G.I. Joe pictures, but sometimes things don’t necessarily work out the way I want them the first time. Depending on how married I am to the idea, I’ll either accept it and move on, or occasionally I’ll persevere until I get something more closely resembling the image in my head.
One place I look for inspiration is old pictures of the Vietnam War. Mainly because a lot of the early G.I. Joe figures are based off of Vietnam era equipment. One common image is multiple soldiers hauling a wounded soldier off on a stretcher.
Depending on when the fits of inspiration hit me, I sometimes attempt to draw out a schematic so that I; A. Don’t forget the idea and B. Spend less time fucking around to see if it’ll work.
Eventually when I get time I attempt pictures, my first one didn’t do much for me;
The second attempt wasn’t quite right either;
The third and final attempt was more in tune with what I wanted;