Monday, April 20, 2009

Wampas Cat

Pop opera poster concept for Edlund. The opera is titled "Lost" and it revolves around Tennessee ghost ledgend. I've chosen to illustrate the hoodoo Wampas Cat, who, in Cherokee ledgend is the spirit of Running Deer, a warrior's wife who took revenge upon a demon, who terrorized her husband into insanity, by donning a shamanic wild cat mask to scare it off.
Spent the day conceptualizing it, and posing in the mirror holding a roll of paper towels to my face to get the hands right. Listening to Ratatat helped a lot, especially "Wildcat".
Here are the sketches that I compiled to create the sketch above:Yeah, general sketchbook retardation as usual...