Monday, 4 June 2012

The beer ghost


Today is fan art day here at Seditiosus.  No, your eyes do not decieve you.  That is the beer ghost from Scandinavia and the World.

You're not getting any of my beer, you little bastard!
For bonus fun, I made the beer ghost glow in the dark and gave it eyes that follow you around the room.  Woooooooh!  It wants your beeeeeeer!



Turns out it's quite hard to photograph things in the dark, but hopefully you can see the faint purpley glow there





















The ghost is made of plastic and silicone, and its overall shape is fairly obviously based on a jellyfish.  Jellyfish, being amorphous and translucent, are quite a good model for a ghost.  Getting it to hover in the jar is an old movie prop trick.

One of the nice things about working with the SatW comic (or any other comic) is that the drawing style allowed a lot of room for creativity when I interpreted the beer ghost.  I could do some interesting things with it and still have it look like it might be what the image represented.  

Yes, I was drinking when I made the beer ghost.  Why do you ask?