Tuesday, August 28, 2012

polyphemus and the wine.

here we have a choice moment between odysseus and polyphemus, the cyclops. odysseus and his crew has been held captive in the cyclops' cave, and is plotting his escape by getting polyphemus drunk so that they can spear his eye and make their get-away.
i was working on some cyclops designs and was drawn to the idea that the cyclops at one point did in fact have 2 eyes. he must have lost it in a battle or had a nasty accident and eventually the storytelling over the years has simplified it to a giant with one eye. 
its mythology. i can if i want to, GOSH. let me know what you think..

13 comments:

bryan lashelle said...

radder then heck!

Tim Heitz said...

Awesome. Always awesome.

Norman Hundert said...

:-) Great! Five Stars.....And it looks like you do the illustration in one Brushstyle. And thats great...

Ben Newman said...

Gorgeous! The colours in the cyclopses skin tones are perfect.

Jason Norton said...

so very cool!

Ben Whitehouse said...

Oh wow. I love this a lot! I really like the idea that the Cyclops had two eyes to begin with. It could lead to a whole other quest "To find the Cyclops eye" Kinda thing.

Anyway, Top notch work as always, Timothy

Don Shank said...

so good

willie real said...

how about a matching 'one nipple' to his 'one eye'... couldve been a nasty battle with a nasty nipple twist =] this is really great man!

CCarman said...

Awesome! Really love seeing your more personal works, in particular the awesome/disturbing sketchbook materials:)

C

JJ said...
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JJ said...

Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.

-Jacopo Sannazaro
& LOVE SATAN !/!

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Carlos Lutterbach said...

Awesome! Love the idea of an once upon a time two eyed cyclops. It is funny and menacing at the same time...

Anna said...

So so awesome! Only just discovered your work but keep it all up!