Monday, May 18, 2009
Here we have a sketch of Mortis Gratuitus, champion gladiator of the arena during the oh-so-short reign of the emperor Pompous Ignoramus. Gratuitus was known for his particularly brutal slayings and was often sent to the penalty box for continuing to kill his opponent long after he had already cut him into small, unidentifiable bits.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here we have Theseus, Hero of Athens, battling the Minotaur of Crete. According to what I've read, Theseus found the Minotaur sleeping and stabbed him to death. That's not very sporting, and it's not much fun to draw. This will have a background...eventually.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Out of all the brutal accounts of carnage in the Old Testament (The Tanakh, for those who prefer) perhaps my favorite is the part where Samson lays waste to 1000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. First of all, it's incredibly violent in a Frank Frazetta sort of way and secondly, it makes your Sunday School teacher have to say "ass" which causes uncontrollable giggling. I enjoyed this sketch so much, I'm going to work it up as a full-color piece.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Okay, so I'm still really jonesin' for retro sci-fi, but I need to market my portfolio to as many RPG companies as possible, and Fantasy seems to be where the bread and butter is. To that end, I started this morning on some more fantasy pieces. I wasn't in the mood for medieval stuff, though, so I decided to get Bronze Age on your asses.