Monday, December 24, 2007

Style exploration

Well, it's been a while since my last update... As I was trying to continue to develop the Paleolithic Characters I designed a while ago, I came across a couple of books about African masks. My mom used to have a lot of these books and I remember that as a child I always thought: "Hmmm...why can't she have 'real' Art books..."
It's funny how things change. Browsing through these books today, I find the different designs and textures those artists used fascinating. The simple geometric structure of those masks is so different from anything else and I find it a great source of inspiration.
Anyway, here are a couple of designs I did, inspired by these masks. I tried a more graphic approach on this one, with a heavy use of textures, which I find interesting...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007