Friday, October 10, 2008
Character redesigns! In the top half of the page (and a little bit of the middle of the page) are sketches of Lord of the Rings characters re-imagined as hippies (with the villains representing "The MAN"). I thought it was pretty funny, but because the characters are pretty hippie-like in the first place, I tried to do something a little more radical; in the rest of the page are sketches for characters of a post-apocalyptic Oz. I focused on the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and flying monkeys.
Here's the final composed piece:
"Wizard of Odd"
Ink on illustration board
These are sketches inspired by my astrological sign, Cancer. Some of the things associated with Cancer are the crab, water, rubies, and pearls. I went all over the place -- there are hermit people wearing over-sized hermit crab shells as hats, circus freaks with claw-like hands, nautical-themed pin-up girls (so fun to do!), cyborgs, and a giant mechanical crab vehicle that scavenges for pearls and other treasures under the sea.
Here's the final composition:
Ink on 10" x 15" illustration board
The "final" pieces could use a bit of touching up in terms of value and lighting, so if I change them I'll post the new images.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Mixed media on The Beatles' White Album
My piece for Cover Band @ Gallery 1988. It was really funny getting the White Album to work on, since it's pretty much a blank canvas. I decided to emphasize the "white" theme, as well as to reference the Beatles' fascination with meditation and spirituality during the making of the album. Also: Blackbird!