Monday, January 28, 2013

Theseus and the Minotaur


Last week, I was thinking about Greek mythology and I doodled this little drawing of the Minotaur. It's really small and loose, but I was digging the proportions of the Minotaur and the idea of wrapping his horns around the text.


I used my favorite Bic pen to lay out the line work and then I shaded with ink washes. I wanted to somehow include the magic ball of thread that leads Theseus to the Minotaur,  originally it snaked around a maze of arches that made up the background. I didn't want to lose the silhouette, so I used the thread as a border instead. It was fun to switch up my process and move quickly from the sketch to the final and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Thanks for visiting!


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