Feb 23 2011

#346 – Bloodbath (of sorts)

SiegfriedOkay, so back to classwork, and the final installment of the Siegfried story.  After Part 1 and Part 2, the dragon is dead.  Then, as the story goes, the hero bathes in the dragon’s blood to make himself invincible.  That seemed a little much for me, so I went with a somewhat more reserved face-painting.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 17 2011

#340 – Stabby, stabby!

Stabby, stabby!More work for class.  Leaving aside the crime story, we return to the (admittedly no less bloody) story of Siegfried and the dragon.  That whole assignment requires three illustrations, for before, during and after the main action of the dragon-slaying.  So while Sketch #333 was a concept for the “before” phase, this is one quick thumbnail for the “during” part.  Again, fantasy illustration and gut-slashing are not really particular strengths or interests of mine — but an assignment is an assignment.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 10 2011

#333 – Trouble brewing

Siegfried & the dragonAnother unusual assignment from storyboarding class.  We were required to illustrate a specific scene from Richard Wagner’s Nibelungen saga.  Here, Siegfried sets out from his castle on a journey that will, before long, put him at odds with a dragon.  It’s an unusual topic for me, and probably chosen by the instructor because the story would likely be unfamiliar to us.  It’s certainly foreign to me — both the story, and the whole notion of doing fantasy art.  Not the kind of thing I would ever draw of my own choosing, but still an interesting assignment.  I’ll probably be working on a refinement of this scene, so critique is encouraged.

[Comments and critique always welcome]