Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wizard of Oz Sketches

I added text to the Tin Man sketches and finished up Scarecrow on my Wizard of Oz-themed hand typeface experiments. Hoping to paint these over the coming week.

I'm not sure how I want to handle Cowardly Lion. In every version except the classic movie, hes an actual lion and not a guy dressed up as a lion. I'll probably end up going the lion route, but part of me wants to play up the human angle and have him some freakishly terrified person who is wearing a plastic lion mask to scare people (which depending on how it was drawn, would either be psychologically disturbing or downright hilarious).

1 comment:

  1. These are really good. My suggestion for the lion is that since all the other characters are human the lion should also be. The whole mask thing is a very interesting idea. Your characterizations are complex as usual. I like.