Thursday, November 26, 2009

The first - no, I'm not quoting Barry White

This is my very first illustration completely done in Photoshop.

It's a mess, yeah. I didn't quite know how to control composition, lights, shapes on a digital canvas, so to speak.

By the way, the picture was inspired by a lore of my land.

Once upon a time, sheperds and farmer of Sardinia were facing a terrible menace: the "Scultone", a dreadful huge lizard, which had the power to turn people into stone with a glance.

People were dying, flocks were disappearing, until one day lo! Saint Peter came, to save the day. Riding toward the menace, he defeated the evil creature with just a small mirror, used to watch the monster reflection without meeting its eyes.

Yep, it's the old story, "guy meets the petrifying creature", "guy uses the mirror", "guy kills the petrifying creature". I guess every culture has a story like that.


  1. ahahahaha, lo scultone! ma solo in sardegna ci sono 'ste robe, in svizzera non mi pare che ci toscana non so, mi informerò.

  2. Ma che te ridi? Guarda che è una cosa serissima, quella dello Scultone!

    Ogni mercoledì a mezzanotte gli offriamo in sacrificio un piatto di malloreddus.

  3. comunque complimenti! sei veri internescional, mi piace un sacco tutto ciò.

  4. ma lo scultone è un grossissimo scult? perché a me sembra più che altro un grossissimo ramarro...

  5. Ad essere precisi, con quei colori lì, è più un Vamavvo.