Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trojan Warrior

My school's senior class wanted to gift the school a mural in the gymnasium. They approached me to help them. There are a couple of problems. First of all it's the end of May and they've just asked me to help. Secondly, I would have to design it because their design isn't fully realized and there's no time to help them flesh it out. Lastly, it's their gift to the school. I'm not doing it for them. I finally decided today that it's too late in the year for them to complete this mural. However, as I started to sketch out my ideas I started getting into it. I may save this as a project for a future class. This first sketch was easy for me. It's a manly Trojan. It's a pretty classic pose. No biggie.


Budd said...

It looks like he is holding the sword behind his head. maybe extend the broom top down a little more and narrow the tip of the sword to reinforce that the blade isn't oriented forward.

Tom said...

Budd, you're spot on with your criticism. An old illustration professor of mine told me that tangent lines flatten a drawing. That's exactly what's going on here. The bottom line of his mohawk is running tanget to the upper line of the sword. Forcing the perspective on the sword would also help.