Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
"Even when I thought, with most other well-informed, though unscholarly, people, that Buddhism and Christianity were alike, there was one thing about them that always perplexed me; I mean the startling difference in their type of religious art. I do not mean in its technical style of representation, but in the things that it was manifestly meant to represent.
No two ideals could be more opposite than a Christian saint in a Gothic cathedral and a Buddhist saint in a Chinese temple. The opposition exists at every point; but perhaps the shortest statement of it is that the Buddhist saint always has his eyes shut, while the Christian saint always has them very wide open. The Buddhist saint has a sleek and harmonious body, but his eyes are heavy and sealed with sleep. The mediaeval saint's body is wasted to its crazy bones, but his eyes are frightfully alive.
There cannot be any real community of spirit between forces that produced symbols so different as that. Granted that both images are extravagances, are perversions of the pure creed, it must be a real divergence which could produce such opposite extravagances. The Buddhist is looking with a peculiar intentness inwards. The Christian is staring with a frantic intentness outwards. If we follow that clue steadily we shall find some interesting things."
Gk Chesterton - Orthodoxy
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
This is for a pitch for a toy company. They had to scrap their current Phantom headsculpt due to the fact that it beared to much of a resemblance to Lon Chaney. The figure and the color scheme was so awesome I hated to see it go, so I proposed another possible head sculpt idea. Here's a mock up of the final product.
Posted by Tim Baron at 8:21 AM