Friday, March 13, 2009

IF: LEGENDARY

Colored in Photoshop.


Antagonists are usually as legendary as protagonists in some stories.
I haven’t drawn any mean characters yet. Really, I’ve been focused on creating work that is pleasant and soothing and celebrates children. However, it occurred to me that if I want to illustrate a story for a book maybe I should draw a mean character or two…since books almost always have an antagonist! I’ve been thinking about this Troll for quite some time, and it seemed appropriate to sketch him for this week’s IF. For my first ‘meany’, he might need some work, as he looks part Witch, part hunchback of Notre Dame, part Troll…but I think whatever this character is, he fits well into an antagonist role. I am pleased for now!

12 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Arggggg! Love that snaggle tooth! I think it's fantastic that he looks part troll, part hunchback, part witch. Now you've got your own unique evil dude, like all the evil entities bred together to produce the ultimate evil incarnate. :D

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Edrian!!!! he sure looks scary.....

Have a great weekend!!

Hugs
Diana

Roberta said...

oooh... he'll be a wonderful portfolio addition! Everyone needs a mean old troll!

ValGalArt said...

Really great! loving the mouse too :)

INDIGENE said...

I love the simple color and your line work!

Gai said...

nice work. a very brave mouse.

Eric Barclay said...

Looks like one of my relatives... he he. Works well as a finished illustration-- would make a good coloring page as line art, too.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ewwww, I like his grey skin!

Persimmons Gal said...

Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog too! I am really excited about IF and can't wait to meet more of the talented artists like yourself on the site!
♥kim

Heather said...

He's wonderfully creepy. I thought hunchback rather than troll though. Good idea--I hadn't thought of practicing bad guys either.

roz said...

hahaha,clever take on the theme!

sketched out said...

Hee heee, great twist on the theme! This meanie has a great balance between being a villain and yet not too scary for kids. Perfect for a children's book, eh? Great job!