Friday, April 16, 2010

The Ifrit and the Jackal

Did this while on the phone to the parents:

I recently bought a copy of 1,001 Arabian Nights that focuses on illustrations created between the late 19th and early 20th century. A gorgeous volume (to be sure), methinks it inspired me to push back into the territory of Djinns and bandits and half-naked heroes.

This pic shows 'The Jackal', a rogue and a scoundrel who claims to fearlessness. In reality he's just too stupid to appreciate the danger he's in - particularly if he uses that 3rd wish on something other than 'back in the bottle'.

I wanted to spend more time on the guy, but I figured erasing and re-doing him would only mess-up the smoke, so... voila! Here he is...