Monday, July 5, 2010

The Set-Up

This one really reminds me of a picture from an Aesop's Fable. I wanted to have that kind of look to it, with a ominous tone. The fox, who is typically seen as a sly and devious character, is having some ethical dilemmas while the little mouse on his shoulder sways him toward the more sinister option. The set of keys and the bundle of bones are about to be utilized somehow, or maybe they already have.
I enjoy the challenge of pulling a viewer into a story already begun and letting them fill in the blanks. These two guys were pretty fun to make, especially the expressions. I love how the fox's face came out, I think it really shows some internal conflict. One thing I notice while looking back at this thing now is that his face looks more like my dog than a real fox. Oh well.