Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Scale


Depending on where you look, Kong was somewhere between 25' to 150' tall. 25-50 seems to be the most common. I like the idea of a 20-25 foot beast. That's still pretty gigantic but maybe a little more believable?? Here's a photoshopped version of the first sketch with a larger Kong.

6 comments:

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Martin Pate said...
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Martin Pate said...

Sheila, thank you for your kind words!

Hamlin Design said...

Martin, cool idea. My comments are meant to be helpful and not critical. First, I like the scale on this better than the first. The only thing for me is that the female is lost in the composition. Perhaps you can render Kong in darkeness while the figure is in more light similar to the Frazetta. That should help in pulling the eye back to the figure. Also, I think Kong should be looking at her since that is his fixation all along. Love Frazetta also!!!

-Mike

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Martin Pate said...

Mike- Thanks for the comments...good ones! Kong's background will be dark so he should blend in...I may run a side light hitting his face and left arm that will lead the viewer's eye to "beauty". She will be the lightest object in the painting so hopefully she'll stand out much more than she does in the study. I sort of like the fact that he's looking away though..sort of like he's keeping watch to protect her?? I'll think on that one a bit.