30 ago. 2012

polyphemus and the wine.

polyphemus and the wine.:
here we have a choice moment between odysseus and polyphemus, the cyclops. odysseus and his crew has been held captive in the cyclops' cave, and is plotting his escape by getting polyphemus drunk so that they can spear his eye and make their get-away.
i was working on some cyclops designs and was drawn to the idea that the cyclops at one point did in fact have 2 eyes. he must have lost it in a battle or had a nasty accident and eventually the storytelling over the years has simplified it to a giant with one eye. 
its mythology. i can if i want to, GOSH. let me know what you think..