I was sketching in Photoshop CS5 playing with the Rotate View tool (a feature that allows you to rotate the canvas like you would a sketch pad.
The end result was this chubby malformed hellboy-ish looking monster thing.
This legend scares me because it has a real-life quality, not like a vampire, something so obviously supernatural. It’s just a story about…
some missing people…
who could have…
been taken by a water demon.
Here’s the Wiki:
Jenny Greenteeth is a figure in English folklore. A river hag, similar to Peg Powler, she would pull children or the elderly into the water and drown them. She was often described as green-skinned, with long hair, and sharp teeth. She is called Jinny Greenteeth in Lancashire, but in Cheshire and Shropshire she is called Ginny Greenteeth, Jeannie Greenteeth, Wicked Jenny, or Peg o’ Nell.
She is likely to have been an invention to frighten children from dangerous waters similar to the Slavic Rusalka, the Kappa in Japanese mythology, or Australia’s Bunyip, but other folklorists have seen her as a memory of sacrificial practices.
Persephone. Above her; Cerberus (the 3 headed Guardian of the gates of the Underworld) and underneath her (you have to rotate the image 180 – then he’s in the upper Left corner) is Hades. Those are his claws surrounding her. I thought if she were naked, it would make her seem more vulnerable and contrast the fangs, claws etc. surrounding her.
The story goes… she was picking flowers. Hades (ruler of the underworld) stole her and took her to his kingdom. She was eventually returned to her mother, Demeter, but 4 months out of the year she has to return to the Underworld. While she is gone her mother is so sad that she lets everything on Earth die until her daughter returns. And that’s how we have winter.
Here’s my first shot at color for the tattoo. In most of the reference I found for Michael…the colors were mainly blue red an gold which was difficult to work with because those are also Superman’s colors. Anyway, I really like where it is now…i think it has a classic feel.
A friend of mine is getting a tattoo and asked for some designs. Here is my first shot at the first of two Angel tattos. Arch Angel Michael – Battle Angel. I like it as a sketch…but good lord it’s going on someone’s body. That’s hard core. It needs a lot of refinement. But its ok for a stage one sketch. Also the size restraints are interesting it has to fit within the space of his arm.
I don’t really know what else to say about him. I’m watching Kill Bill now. It’s pretty awesome. Actually…I like this guy because it’s a step back toward the simple, I tried to consolidate the lines and refrain from over rendering. I like the eyes.
No matter how many times I watch this movie…I can’t remember Uma Thurman’s character’s name.