Monday, September 20, 2010
Another piece for the upcoming Scars of Mirrodin set- depicting a goblin dragging a metal boulder up a hill, so that he can drop it on some unfortunate being below. Trying to figure out how to pose the goblin was difficult. Should he be pushing the boulder from behind, or carrying it on his back? How would it work if he were pulling it? I remembered a painting by Ilya Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga, which showed peasants in a somewhat similar predicament, in as far as ungodly back breaking labor is concerned, which gave me my answer. So I have to give credit where credit is due.
oil on paper on board, 12" x 16".