Wednesday, August 10, 2005
... bucket head?!?
... again, I have NO idea why I never tried this before, BUT I had the 'bright' idea of doing an 'google' image search on my own work (in the attempt of finding some past con'sketches and commissions) and VOILA!!! I found some (^_^) ... I can't remember where I did this, but it might have been here in San Diego.
I have no idea why drawing Galactus is so much fun (for me at least), maybe 'cause if you really look at the design, he's pretty goofy looking, but for whatever reason, whenever a character has such a predominant BIG shape implemented in the design, it just works (probably something subconscious?) ... if not, just look at the ALIEN, or Arzach, Hellboy, E.T. Wolverine's mask, etc etc.
... some of my favorite designers. even movie directors for that matter, are GREAT at playing with shapes (look at any Kubrick film, specially 'Space Odyssey'), and more recently, Chris Cunningham and David Fincher. I think that's why the "CAPCOM" work was so popular, it's just all big, cool shapes. ALIEN I think is one of those movies that you can just study for ages as far as design goes, even the 'space suits' were big'ole shapes.
... all this just boils down to 'graphic design' I think, and just making sure that the 'eye' has a pretty easy time 'reading a shape', and this applies to photography, painting, sculpting, drawing, etc etc etc ... and speaking of shapes, I wish I would have exaggerated 'THE THING' a lot more ... oh well, next time :)