Thursday, 3 March 2011

Chimera: Lion in front, goat in the middle, serpent in the back.

Well, Joe went and done drew hisself a picture based on what will forever more be known as "The day of the baby monkey, baby monkey, going backwards on a pig, baby monkey", so I was all like, well, what am I going to draw for "Chimera"? Certainly not Joe's silly kitten shark-- that thing's got nothing on the baby monkey, baby monkey, riding on a pig, baby monkey.

Well, I am kind of the mythology guy round hereabouts, so why not draw the original Chimera, the one from Greek myth? Well, Tim did a version of it that I can't touch, which hearkens back very closely to the (kinda sorta goofy) ancient depictions. But as luck would have it, I designed my own take on the  Chimera as part of a pitch for a spin-off series from Olympians that is currently languishing in non-development. I was fiercely proud of this somewhat more realistic take (if something like the Chimera could ever be considered realistic)  and was kind of saddened that there's a good chance it will never see the light of day otherwise, so why not share it here? So, as I was on the move all day, here's my crappy little subway doodle of the Chimera:

and as an added bonus, here's a sliver of art from that ill-fated Olympians spin-off pitch I mentioned, showing my Chimera and the Greek hero Bellerophon.


  1. That is fantastic as a quick subway sketch.
    I don't know if you realize that.

    If anything, this post needs more essay.

  2. Damned nice subway "doodle!"

  3. well, thanks. I've been playing around with a thinner pen with nice results lately.

    Just because Tim asked so nicely, I'll write even more tomorrow.

  4. Awesome, George! You should use the appropriate tag for this: "A True Warmup Sketch Bitches".

  5. Joe- Some warmup sketches take weeks. Months even!

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