Saturday, August 11, 2012
Round 27: The Ventriloquist (Arnold Wesker)
I've been fascinated by the Ventriloquist since first seeing him on Batman: The Animated Series. A timid man whose personality split to control an overbearing mobster in the form of a puppet named, Scarface. Not only is Arnold Wesker afraid of his puppet, but his hired guns and various associates are too. No one acknowledged Arnold, they only look at the puppet. Its kind of brilliant.
I wanted to try a lot of different things on this one. A little bit of line coloring, a dash of perspective, and varying up my textures. As far as the character, I wanted to make it obvious that it was Arnold doing the killing, but his twisted psyche convincing him that its the puppet.
Go to my personal blog to see the original inks and some work in progress shots: NeedYourDisease