digital painting Archives – universe K: Kevin Myers Illustration
My favorite exhibit at the zoo has always been the gorillas. I love them because of how human they appear, but also how totally powerful they seem even just sitting there looking back at me. A part of me is always sad for them, these majestic untamed beasts forced to sit in a cage, so that the humans could get a closer look. It seems so unfair and wrong. These wonderful creatures should be swinging from the trees, living like the jungle kings that they truly are…wild and free. Untouched by man and living the life that they were meant to have. I will still continue to visit them when I take my next trip to the zoo, how could I not, but I will continue to see them as they should be, a powerfully fearsome ruler defending a beautifully terrifying kingdom.
I remember when I was a kid, my mother got my brother and me a subscription to my favorite superhero the Hulk. Anyway, in one of the issues, and I can’t tell you what one, the Hulk went up against these animal people. An Elephant man, and like a Lion man and some others. I had never seen anything like that before and they really stuck with me. So I drew inspiration for this piece from that comic. I credit those early comics for growing my imagination, so thanks Mom!
Created in Adobe Illustrator on a Wacom Cintiq