Recently I was contacted by Ryan Straut – a big fan of SyFy’s Face Off. He had been googling people who do sketches during the show. I had done one a while back and he hunted me down.
Ryan has a blog: http://faceoffsketches.blogspot.com/ where he has been doing his own designs during the show. Fun stuff he’s got there. I recommend taking a look.
Anyways, he got me interested again in coming up with some designs during the show. So, during the last episode – “Open Sesame” where designers had to pick a wand and come up with a wizard that used that wand – I brainstormed my own designs and this morning I finished up the drawing.
This is the wand I picked to start from:
I enjoyed the chicken foot with the eye in it. I ended up going more of a witch route with it:
Just a quick design. I mutated her hands and forearms a bit to have a look like chicken feet, but not literally. Old-age makeup with scars on the face similar to some african tribes. Also a rough clay makeup design on the face as a graphical representation of the chicken foot. And when she does her magic she closes her eyes and opens her mouth. Blood or a black ooze would drip out and a large bright eye would be inside. And, of course, she holds a freshly severed bloody head.
So that’s my design for this challenge. Next week is….anime? Well, we’ll see how that works out. A different style to be sure for me.