After spending all week stuck on who to draw for my character design, I went off to watch Percy Jackson and Disney’s Hercules for “research” *wink wink* 😉 and inspiration. Well guess what guys? I GOT AN IDEA!! //lightbulb moment. From Percy Jackson I loved the idea of drawing Medusa and from Hercules I was in love with Pegasus. How convenient for me that the two are actually linked in the same story in the myths? Not sure if Medusa actually counts as a Greek God but seeing as it’s link edI think it should be fine. The story of Medusa (and Pegasus) that I got from this link; cut short:
*Medusa is the sole mortal from the three Gorgon sisters and vows to be a priestess for Athena, meaning she must remain celibate > however she is charmed and married Poseidon, the consequence being she breaks her promise to Athena and is cursed by her. The result is…not so pretty. > She flees and wandered around (Africa apparently?) and develops a character befitting her appearance. (I would too to be fair.) > Perseus comes along and kills her and upon her death her snakes/hair become Pegasus. The End.
Now wasn’t that a cheerful story kids? Either way it gave me a great idea for the ad banner/poster and character design. It also fits well for this week’s task – Thinking about memorable characters for other brands and also listing cliché /opposite traits for our own.
For Medusa, and also Pegasus, it works pretty well and is straightforward. The Medusa everyone knows:
*Has snakes for hair
*Turns others to stone with her gaze
*Skin doesn’t look too great..
The opposites of these would in fact be Medusa’s original form wouldn’t they? Those being:
*Lush, gold locks
* Pretty Skin
*Is loving and kind
*Has bright blue eyes (ones that seduce a God 😉 )
So whichever version of Medusa I create, I would still be able to use the opposite and would still be Medusa anyway? Sounds good.
As for Pegasus? Not sure what the opposite would be for a winged horse but I would assume:
*White > black
*Feathered wings > bare wings
* Brave, confident posture > cowardly or perhaps more sinister pose??
Not sure what else to do there.
I’ll keep thinking of ideas and sketch once I finish the logo design! 🙂