Monday, August 25, 2008
Another drawing from work. This is part of a storyboard for a course. Why so complex you ask? I want to be able to print them in nonphoto blue and trace them for a specific look. I have a fun job where I get to draw aliens and religious icons all day.
The reference is an 80 foot tall statue in Bodhgaya, India. If you think the original Buddha was fat, do a Google search. He was described as being extremely emaciated (self inflicted as an ascetist) to extremely fit and having a body like unto Michael Phelps. The "fat Buddha" came about when Buddhism gained popularity in China. Some think he was a Buddhist monk, and others think that having great girth symbolized Wealth and Prosperity and was therefore applied to their main religious iconography.
This is a drawing of Shiva, a Hindu god. He has four arms, which is cool. I spent a bit less time on him than the Buddha, but I thought it was kinda fun so I'm throwing it up there.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This new alien is for work, but also for MonsterMonday.com! I was invited to contribute to a site that is similar to Illustration Friday in that artists turn in one illustration a week, only it's everything creature related. Who doesn't love drawing creatures?
Since we're doing alien designs at work, I thought I'd finish one up a bit more and turn it in for this coming Monday.