October 24, 2010

Illustration

In one of the very first classes of my Illustration Class with Frank Stockton, he gave us a text about a beast to illustrate in three hours.

"BORARO
These cannibalistic forest spirits live in the upper Amazon and are called BORARO ("the white ones") by the Tukano Indians. BORARO are huge, hairy-chested demons with long legs and enormous phalli. Their pale skin makes them easily recognizable in the Amazon forest, but certainly even more distinctive are their forward-pointing ears and backward-pointing feet. If the spirit is seen with a stone hoe, travelers beware–the BORARO is on the hunt. If attacked, the best defense is to knock the BORARO over; since they have no knee joints, they are slow to stand upright, which gives their prey ample time to run.

Sketches
and the final piece



1 comment:

nachodoodles said...

Great drawings, it's nice to see some more sketches from you!
I love the leftmost sketch on the first page because it's scary and hilarious at the same time. I wonder how this poor fellow can have any kind of success as a hunter. You'd think his impressive dick would get in the way, but maybe it's not an issue when you don't have knee joints. :D

Loving this, can't wait to see more.