Throwback time. Never finished this sketch of the floor show scene in RHPS, but I always kind of liked what I had started. Figured I might as well post this, since it’s probably gonna sit in Limbo till I do it completely over again. This is from 2011-12 (I think).
In celebration of Tom of Finland’s birthday, I’m sharing one of my drawings that appears in the 2nd issue of Loverboy Magazine as part of their feature on Andy Butler. I created several scenes of Tom inspired work to interact with the photos of Andy shot by Greg Bailey. One of the most fun projects I’ve ever done!
What you see here is just the version of my work, without Andy, so it looks quite different in the actual mag. Check out Loverboy Magazine, issue 2 for a full 6 pages of this, plus the cover!
“I remember there was mist… swirling mist upon a vast, glassy lake…. There were candles all around, and on the lake there was a boat… and in the boat, there was a man…..!
Who was that shape in the shadows? Whose is the face in the mask?”
Finally went back and finished this composition that I’d roughed out and posted *months* ago. First in a series of lots of Phantom vis dev work that I’ll be posting in the near future. I’m going back to my roots and building up my vis dev/ character design portfolio.
“Why, you ask, was I bound in chains in this cold and dismal place? Not for any mortal sin, but the wickedness of my abhorrent face!”
Figuring out how to translate the Phantom’s disfigured face has proven a lot more challenging than I expected. Here’s where I’m at so far… and yes, that’s Mads Mikkelsen in the middle of the three rough sketches.
I wanted to imagine what it would be like if the Capitol advertised the tributes during the victory tour as if they were happy, sexy people, putting on a show like the Moulin Rouge. I based this concept on Rene Gruau’s posters for the famous cabaret.