Monday, January 24, 2011

Been working a lot...

Ok so I'm going to do seperate entries today for three seperat projects I'm working on the next few weeks. This one is for the big bad wolf and wicked witch paintings i am doing for my pictorial foundation class. Basically our task was to come up with our own unconventional portrayal of these two epic characters. Both images have to be formatted the same and be linked somehow. You saw perhaps my last blog with the space ships. Although I and my teacher both loved it, finding a counterpart in the witch to go along with the wolf battle cruiser was pretty impossible. It would either be redundant or a weak linkage that attempted to justify the first idea. And they should both be strong pieces on their own and together. So back to the drawing board, I showed Steve, head of Rough Sketch studio my ideas and sketches and one of his interpretations go to me. I really liked the angle and played off of that. Eventually I got to this idea of a wolf like buldozer chasing after little red in a factory/dump environment. Heres the sketches that led up to it:

 This is where i started thinking of the witch too. i tried various approaches; empathizing, horrific, comical and just an object. I wanted the viewer to identify with the wolf who doesnt want to feed on red ridinghood and with the witch who is failing to avenge her sister. I even thought of them as chinese watercolor landscapes. I thought of beautiful mountains having trash filled ones. Thats when I came to the bulldozer wolf idea.

 But I couldn't think of a way to make the witch a machine. Thanks to my good friend Rhiannon, who suggested a ruby mining device of some sort, I found a GIANT digger and used that as a basis.

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