"Then suddenly I saw it. With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds. I think I went mad then."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "DAGON"
Done in inks; inspired by the inked art of Gary Gianni, as well as that of Bernie Wrightson, the soundtrack to John Carpenter's "THE THING", and of course ... the story from HP Lovecraft.
This is a piece of old work i have done for my school project. Its supposed to be a piece of Typographic portrait and we had to select a celebrity based on a list given to us by the brief.
This was done with well...basically jus pen and copic.
And of course~ i selected BRUCE LEE!!! My idol...
In this image, Bruce Lees face is made up of alot of the chinese character Dragon. The flame dragon on his head represents his constant unwavering determination and fire in his heart. The dragon is made up of his accomplishments in chinese. The trail of his name behind him, represents his constant moving forward and abandoning old and obsolete doctrines. The only bold letter here is his body, which symbolises his strong and perfect body which he had seek to achieve throughout his whole life.
inspired and based on and is Frazetta's Death Dealer. The Dealer's image is so raw and iconic that I had to a picture of him. I was channeling Mark Schultz and Gary Gianni when I did this. Mark is one of the coolest guys I've ever met and Gary is one of the coolest guys I haven't. They're both mad good artists with very separate styles. There's more Gary going on here, but Mark really inspired me to strive to get better. So I credit them both. I'm damn pleased with it and I think it can speak for itself, really. I listened to a lot of Therion while making it and my study sketches will be in my scraps. Enjoy.
For the record, since no body mentioned it if they realized this (only a handful of people I know here listen to metal), but this composition is send/ode to/ parody of Hammerfall's live album "One Crimson Night."
This is one of my favourite Bruce Lee pictures, because its my first detailed face drawing of him.The hair was the longest time i took to draw, and it was a great challenge coz i had to concentrate on almost every strained of hair.