Saturday, February 09, 2008
More cut outs for the stick puppets. These are the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux. I had over 40 of these to water color and draw in just a few days, so I just slapped on flat colors. The outlines are not refined and off in places, and the colors are simple, but it somehow makes it look even better suited to stick puppets, than if it were more "polished" looking.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Another sketch from work today, from Greco-Roman mythology. In this story Leda, the girl in the pic, is seduced by a swan. The swan is actually Zeus in the form of a swan, apparently he has wonder twin powers. These mythological stories are great. Zeus really gets around. He's a swan in one myth, an eagle in another, and other animals in other stories, always seducing the earthly mortal woman. I still haven't figured out why he he has to be in the form of an animal to do that.