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The Art of Monsters - 16 - Podiatric Pedagogy
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28th Mar 2015, 10:03 PM in Foot
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16 - Podiatric Pedagogy
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28th Mar 2015, 10:03 PM
Oh gosh,where to start with this page? I'm so sorry about the title, once it popped into my head there was no getting rid of it, I love obscure words and tongue twisters too much.

Aaand the Colossus at Rhodes makes an appearance! One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. By the time this comic is set (roughly 600AD, really roughly!) it had been toppled over for over 900 years, but only had another 50 or so to go before it was destroyed once and for all. Part of me wanted to draw the whole statue on the ground, but only the foot is important for my story and... well, what the whole statue looked like is so contentious, let's leave that up to the imagination.

I now have a Facebook page! I haven't advertised widely yet, so perhaps you can be the first person to like it! I'll be sticking up works in progress and little extras up there.


29th Mar 2015, 1:23 AM
The Doodler
I know it's a shoutout to a real thing, but it reminds me of the poem Ozymandius (sp?) too.
29th Mar 2015, 8:36 AM
AHAHA YES! I definitely had that poem in mind in this scene. Perhaps even more so a little later.
29th Mar 2015, 3:04 PM
Now that's an impressive foot! ...not to mention the entire statue. ;)

and yes, drawing feet is difficult.
29th Mar 2015, 10:58 PM
It is! It's kind of a pity that this comic has a lot of them...
30th Mar 2015, 6:00 AM
WOoow your comic is lovely! Just read through it (while I was supposed to be working on MINE XD).. aaand I'm sold! *subs*

Your backgrounds are beautiful <3. Is this comic traditionally done? Or at least PARTIALLY traditional?
30th Mar 2015, 7:13 PM
Haha oh no, the biggest distraction from making comics: reading them! I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. :D

It's a bit of both, my aim was to give it the aesthetic of being done traditionally. I have lots of textures I use that I've painted with different kinds of paint and ink.
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7th May 2015, 10:14 PM
Dang, now I'm wracking my brain trying to remember what that original statue was. Drawing a blank.

Gorgeous page BTW
7th May 2015, 10:24 PM
Thank you! I had the Colossus at Rhodes in mind, which was a giant bronze statue of the sun god Helios, but I'm sure there are other statue feet out there too. I always found it really evocative that it spent much more time as a ruin than it did as a complete statue.

I think i was also really inspired by this stone foot that I remember seeing as a child.
7th May 2015, 10:38 PM
I thought it was Rhodes but didn't want to be wrong...
19th May 2015, 8:28 AM
Beautiful backgrounds!