Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arctic Characters

Two character illustrations from the Arctic Myths project I'm still working on. The colour work is all finished and now the ink drawings remain.
Here we have The Gravel Bank Ogress and the Big Bee Ogress. Big Bee is sporting a giant ulu which is an all purpose knife the Inuit use for skinning and scraping. We decided to make The Gravel Bank Ogress tall and spindly in order to give her a different look so that she stands out from the others. Also, I've illustrated her before and we wanted this one to be different. Quite often the same characters will turn up in different stories and from different regions and they should each look unique.

19 comments:

Crevette said...

Very interresting work on the shapes of each characters.

tinypearl5758 said...

Love them Larry, I'm looking forward to seeing the book finished. xxx

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Crevette. We definitely considered the body shape and posture of these characters so that they were, hopefully, unique.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks TP - will let you know when I have word on a publishing date :)

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Ned said...

that are beautiful ... everyone! compliment!

ned
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Craig Phillips said...

WoWoWow really nice! That second one is giving me the creeps!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Ned :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Hey Craig - Thanks a lot - and thanks also for the spelling tip :)

Ben Hatke said...

Oh man, I love the new Header!

Craig Phillips said...

I thought I already posted on this one but it isn't there.
I think they are fantastic characters and nicely painted. Cant wait to see some more.

Fabian said...

Woooooaaa!! Fantastic works!!! Love the style! :)

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Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Ben - it's an old picture but it seems to fit :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Hey Craig - I did see your first post but I certainly appreciate you making another one :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Fabian - Thanks ! I'm glad you stopped by.

Bill Corbett said...

Great to find your blog Larry. Will have to keep up with what you're doing too. Fantastic painting as always :)But then I always admired your works over at Epilogue.

http://billcorbett.co.uk/

Larry MacDougall said...

Hi Bill - I'm glad you found me. Thanks for dropping by.

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