As far as a story’s for this piece is concerned; I’m afraid I don’t have a detailed, or fantastic story for it at all…
When I first read the theme for this contest, the first thing that popped into my mind was my Great Dane puppy, Elvis. Who, I recently took through obedience training.
I often find people are intimidated by him because of his size (115+ lbs.), but little do they know, he’s only an 8 month old pup. Who’s only wants in life are to get petted and chew on things…
It was this whole “overgrown baby” idea, that inspired this piece. The creature (slave) is being disciplined by the young girl (master), because he’s just chewed up her favorite stuffed doll. I wanted to show the slave as being “scary” in appearance, while still showing his timid nature toward his master.
As far as the piece itself is concerned; Pretty much the only thing I’m happy with, is the slave/creature. He came out how I wanted him to for the most part, but the rest of the piece was rushed from concept, to the final detail rendering. I was already slammed with work when I took this contest project on, so my schedule played a big part in the lack of quality in this piece.
But, once I had finished the slave, I figured that even if it had to be rushed, I needed to finish the whole piece. I could have done a lot better though, if I would have planned the composition and environment better, etc., etc… So, I honestly can’t be upset by the lack of attention my entry has received, because it really isn’t all that interesting to look at.
Oh well, it was definitely a learning experience. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to do an abstract-ish background like this before and it’s one of the few times I’ve ever drawn a child.
Big thanks again to those of you who dropped a line in this thread to show support or offer advice. You guys rock!
Good luck to all of you on your entries!