Friday, October 28, 2011

The Death of Adulthood


A conceptual illustration for class. I've been listening to/watching/reading a lot of Joseph Campbell lately, which lead to this illustration: the various myths and rituals that our culture(s) have had to demarcate between childhood and adulthood have gone the way of the dodo in our society, with the few cultural milestones of this transition being largely optional. What does it mean, then, to be an adult in a post-industrial society that seeks to keep you a mindless, consuming adolescent?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Basmachi Fighter, Soviet Conqueror

The final of the Protagonist - the basmachi fighter, looking back over the last chunk of free Central Asia.

The counterpoint to the Basmachi Fighter - his soviet antagonist riding past the ruins of Samarkand.

I tried to make sure the two portraits were connected by similar compositions and approaches to lighting.