Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Years ago, while working as a freelancer, I did a some design work for a commerical spot. I was contacted by Rhythm and Hues, their client needed a monster that would represent a two fold problem, and two designs. The art director for this project was the very well accomplished Dan Quarnstrom.
First off, I had to design what the monster would look like when it was under control ... tied to a leash. Then, do a version when it was out of control. The monster had to represent both "constriction" and "scratching." This meant the monster would be two headed with four arms. One set of arms to grab and squeeze, and another set of arms to scratch and claw. How I put it together was up to me.
There were several versions I did, including some humorous ones that looked like muppets, but I thought this design was interesting enough to post. This drawing is good example of having all my anatomy and figure drawing experience come in handy.
This drawing was done with graphite on Bienfang Ledger paper.