Title: In Honor Of The King
Name: Ryan Frederickson
Country: United States
Software: Painter, Photoshop
I suppose now is as good a time as any to post this in the finished art section here. I did this piece for the Master & Servant contest. It was the first time I’ve participated in a CGChallenge, and definitely won’t be the last. It’s a valuable experience, I think.
At first the concept was pretty straight-forward. The jester has killed the king and sits on the throne. But after more thought on the subject I decided that wasn’t enough. I wanted to make the master/servant relationship deeper than simple betrayal. So I thought…what if the jester was a master as well? And I made him the instigator of this happy coup.
…Or is it happy? I wanted to make the characters seem somewhat ambiguous, as far as the nature of their intentions is concerned. Are they simply murderous underlings of a benevolent king? Or are they the opposite? Saviours of an enslaved kingdom? Good king? Evil king? I suppose it depends on the day, but I really prefer to leave the interpretation up to you.
Please comment! Good or bad, I like to hear what people think. And don’t forget to look at the close-up links below!!!