Thursday, January 01, 2009

Janus Tower

January is named after Janus, the two-faced god who looks both to the past and to the future. (Ironically, it was the homily from midnight Mass that reminded me of this fact.) Feeling the need to exercise my design side, I doodled the fantasy scene above.

The drawing above started as a rough sketch of a two-faced titan, but it was so blocky I thought it would look better as a motif in mortar. Then it became an outpost watchtower of sorts; all in all, quite fitting considering the theme.

Originally pencilled in number 2, scanned in using Xsane, and colored in the GIMP.