Sunday, March 29, 2009
this was more of a birth than a painting. ill be honest, at some points i considered giving up...i considered turning back, or starting a new piece. but alas, i stuck to my guns and finished (for now) a character painting.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
WIP. this guy is more of a hero than a villian, but the hero must slay him regardless. he is like the first failed version of the hero, prototype arm and all. he has similar abilities to manipulate magnetic fields...hes a knight..so he twists scrap metal into armor and the blade of his shattered sword. i am calling him the Minotaur for now because of his role in the story. the hero must navigate to the center of a generator (a maze-like structure) and best some opponent with untold powers. when the hero reaches the center of the maze, he faces not a monster, but a character who mirrors himself...i heard a lecture by Harvey Dinnerstein..he described the idea of the Minotaur as a conflict with yourself...so i used that idea for the knight character. is that a little convoluted?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
this drawing of the motorcylce is by far the most time intensive i have ever worked on. im finding that regular illustration just has to be convincing...but this industrial design approach is about being precise. it also takes a long time before anything starts to materialize. so here is the front half...
heres what the politician will more or less look like. this page will eventually have a few more accompanying explanatory drawings of the characters head and respirator and onto an 17 x 11 format. his suit mimics an ideal physique.. underneath he is old and weak. the white suit with blue lining is meant to mislead the population that his intentions are true. the lining is able to turn from blue to red/orange displaying his malicious side. the idea for the mask came from Japanese theater costumes of demons, or 'Oni'..each one displaying a grimace.