Thursday, December 1, 2011

AlphaBeasts Catch Up: F & G

Time for some #AlphaBeasts catch up! :)

F is for Fomorians - #AlphaBeasts

I was out of town for Thanksgiving so I was unable to get an F in on time, so it stands to reason my G will be late as well! About the Fomorians (from wikipedia of course)In Irish mythology, the Fomoire (or Fomorians) are a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times. They may have once been believed to be the beings who preceded the gods, similar to the Greek Titans. It has been suggested[by whom?] that they represent the gods of chaos and wild nature, as opposed to the Tuatha Dé Danann who represent the gods of human civilization. Alternatively, they may represent the gods of a proposed pre-Goidelic population of Ireland.They are sometimes said to have had the body of a man and the head of a goat, according to an 11th century text in Lebor na hUidre (the Book of the Dun Cow), or to have had one eye, one arm and one leg, but some, for example Elatha, the father of Bres, were very beautiful. Bres himself carries the epithet "the Beautiful."

I opted for the goat headed man for this excercise! Done in two parts (the head and the body) then photoshopped together. I added the font and printed out the assembled piece to do some last minute touch ups. I scanned the finished piece in and was going to do more photoshop, but found some really neat half tone dots from scanning a printed piece. I think they go well with this, so I left them in!

Actual piece is 6.5 x 9 - copic pens on 70# tab stock

More info:

G is for Gamorrean Guard - #AlphaBeasts

Did this one over lunch yesterday. Only it wasn't detailed at all. Once I had a look at all the outlines it begged for some more lines! So I took it home and did my best Henry Eudy+ impersonation! ;)

The Gamorrean Guard was always one of my favorite figures growing up. Sure I'd play with Vader and Boba Fett, but ol' pighead woudl be right there with them!

Actual piece is 7 x 10 - copic pens on 70# tab stock

More info about the Gamorrean Guards can be found here:

Feels good to be all caught onto H! :)

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