Sunday, March 11, 2012

Zodiac Pin-Ups

At the moment I'm working on a project where the Occidental and Oriental astrological characters are combined. We were given two celebrities' names, dates of births and starsigns under both astrologies - e.g. Oliver Hardy, Capricorn, Dragon (year of the Water Dragon).

So my idea to mix them was through anthropomorphic pin-ups, more specifically 1920s circus sideshow pin-ups - just to be difficult. These are the cleaner roughs for the two finished pieces and I'm still working on the media I'll choose (they must be mixed media). I'll share the final images when they're done in a few weeks.


Aries - ideas, colour story, poses

Water Dragon - colour test


Capricorn - colour test

Initial rough for Dragon and Capricorn

First Aries rough