Man Attacked By was a project that started last year as a means
to record my development as an illustrator. By sticking to a set theme, I could
apply my constantly evolving knowledge to each new piece.
When trying to think of a theme to adhere to, I was watching
King Kong by Peter Jackson. One of the characters was devoured by a herd(?) of
giant slugs whilst still alive and valiantly resisting. It was one of the
grizzliest deaths on a movie I had ever seen, yet I still wanted to rewind it
and watch it again. It dawned on me that, in most movies, the best parts are
seeing a character (usually a bad guy) finally get what they deserve. And on
some cases, this come-uppance is delivered by an animal. I always celebrate
these scenes by performing a triple air-punch.
It seemed like the perfect theme. After a few images were completed, making a website was then
another excuse to carry on learning. I also thought it would be fun to create a
world where humans actually lived in fear of animals after a “zoo break”.
In short, each drawing has made me smile whilst producing it and
I have learnt so much in the process (in regards to composition and colour
knowledge, styles and software).
I hope you enjoy looking through
the work done for the site.