Friday, January 8, 2010
Sketchbook Sneak Peek: The Gigantes
In a bout of synchronicity with this week's Antique of the Week, here are some sketchbook samples of my take on those foes of the Olympians, the Gigantes. I based their designs on a cool snippet of a line from the 3rd Century BCE poet Lycophron, who said that Zeus created apes in mockery of the Gigantes, hence my Gigantes looking like big scaly gorillas. The scales come from multiple ancient references to the Gigantes having snake legs. looking back now, I see that somewhere in between Zeus: King of the Gods and Athena: Grey Eyed Goddess, the Gigantes go smooth. I guess they must have shed.