Monday, 27 October 2008

Confederacy of Dunces - Ignatius meets Dorian Greene



This is my second attempt at Ignatius (previously on mattdawson blog...) as I really wanted to have a go at showing him in his Paradise Vendors role. I'm pretty happy with Ignatius but I think Dorian would require a little work to refine things. At present I'm still somewhat in 'gameshow host' territory. I've taken some small liberties with the staging of the characters, deviating slightly from the book's account. I also tweeked costumes slightly for clarity. The railings and flagstones are based on photo reference of the actual location described in the book (Pirate Alley in New Orleans)... thank you google images. I had fun with it all, though I think I went too far by adding the wristwatch at such a small scale... just couldn't resist.

6 comments:

Chris Kennett said...

Love this too! I like his Mr. Noisey style boots.

Kevin Levell said...

Y'ARRR ME HEARTY 'TBE A GRAND BIT O' WORK AND NO MISTAKE ARR!

Really nicely done... I could see a slightly more stylized graphical version of this adorning the actual book. There's so much to like about this - little details and thoughtful inclusions - well done again!

Curious Art said...

Oh my god, one of my all time favorite books. Makes me chuckle just to think of it. I love your Ignatius!

Eric Barclay said...

Outstanding! I just read 'Confederacy' on my summer holiday and this is exactly what I would imagine Ignatius to look like.

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