Monday, September 3, 2012

Call Me Ishmael

He's Ishmael, facilitator of an island colony. He won't force you, but you'll do what he says. It's not like you have any better ideas, right?

Had a lot of fun with this drawing, working on some new coloring techniques, diversifying my ability to represent textures. I'm thinking I should maybe have painted the robe and beard a white color, but I really wanted to capture the wooliness of the beard by making it look slightly dirty.

I have a theory that Ishmael is wearing a false beard to hide his face, since Snicket explicitly mentions its wooly quality by way of comparison to the island's numerous sheep, and Ishmael of course would know about Veiled Facial Disguises.

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