Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I'm illustrating a short tale where a nasty wild boar terrifies people and destroys everything in a realm.
Unfortunately wild boars have a "teddy bear" look which is not freightening at all, while warthogs have the tipical villain look I was looking for... so, here is a study of a warthog, with some liberties.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tortoise and rooster

The tortoise is a nightly, earthly creature, the rooster is the messenger of light, breaking the spell of dark powers... well, at least according to some ancient legends dating back probably more than two thousands years, and still present in modern popular tales.
I used the same technique explained here, which once more proved very flexible and reworkable - I changed my mind about the tortoise, it started with regular legs but then I decided to let it emerge from the rocks.
Unfortunately the scanner has turned the nice paper texture into a boring, cloudy one.