“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

THE EYES_kickstarter

[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]




The idea was designing a warrior/fighter archetype where his resources (in this case his actual anatomy) allowed him the advantage in any fight by being able to see all of his opponents' next moves, but also serves as his weakness because those same resources leave him vulnerable for attack.

It may be too on-the-nose, eh?

Can you imagine if you're worried about swinging your sword around because you may hit your own optic nerve? My biggest fear is getting a paper cut right on the lens of my eyeball and...ugh... let's not talk about it. I'm getting queasy.

You know, eventually - and especially for these Kickstarter reward images - I'm going to just go back and draw super heroes. I'm just gonna call it a 'lazy' period where I crank out ten of them back to back, wearing capes.

Hehe. I'm lying. Why waste time with that?

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