Next four Oz pieces - rough drafts
Finally got a little group of Oz pieces going again - had a hard time finding a personality for all of them - i think i am liking them now -
The Hammer-Head is super creepy - Hammer-Heads are armless, large headed, flat headed, wrinkle necked, bellicose creatures whose heads shoot out to assault the passerby.
The Kalidah is a Tiger headed bear bodied, large claw and toothed, fearsome creature (Dulcie did a really nice one for the 3rd Thursday a while back) - i anthropomorphized the face a bit and really wanted the bear body to seem large - that is why the head is smallish on the Tiger part -
For the Monkey King i kept trying to show his wings in full because i really wanted to draw the wings but it really did not fit the way i was approaching the rest of the characters - He will be holding the magic cap that enslaves him (and the rest of the monkeys)
For Oz "as he truly is" i am not sure about what i have come up with - He is a scoundrel in my opinion ...sending a child to murder a witch being one of his many crimes - so i tried to give him a guilty scoundrel'ish look - it is early on so if there is anything you see that might be a problem let me know - (the rest of the Oz group are up on my portfolio site kevinlongueil.com)
Thanks for looking
Love the look on the lion.
@Chip-Valecek Thanks Chip! These are pretty rough right now but i like the Kalidah best too
Jodi Gregg last edited by
I love that you are still making OZ inspired work! These look so cool! Can't wait to see them finished!
@girlgregg Thank you Jodi! I was shooting for 20 portraits (these will make 17 when i have finished them) but i have at least 7 more characters (including the Emerald City...which has been killing me actually) that seem like they could not be left out of the final group....thank you for the support
mattramsey last edited by
@Kevin-Longueil my favorite is the monkey.
I really like the juxtaposition between the more "messy/loose" charcoal-esq character and the "solid/clean" forms of the wings and stars.
I'd actually like to see that concept pushed more if that's a direction you feel would work for you.
They are all wonderful! My favorite is the first one. You should make a poster out of these when you are done, I would definitely want to get it.
@mattramsey Thanks Matt! - really appreciate the feedback - i like the unfinished messy parts too - i will definitely keep your feedback in mind as i work these out.
@smceccarelli Thank you Simona! I'm glad you like the first one - i was worried that he was turning out way too creepy I love the poster idea - i will do that for sure - thanks again.
I love the monkey king! These are so great. Well done!
@Sarah-LuAnn Thank you Sarah-LuAnn! I really Appreciate the feedback