I actually just completed this piece last night, only to find out today that this weeks Illustration Friday challenge is "ferocious"! How fitting! I don't know if I've mentioned it on my blog before, but since reading The Hunger Games trilogy this past spring, I have been absolutely obsessed with these fabulous books! If you have not read them, I suggest you head to your local book store or Amazon.com straight away! Seriously, I have not enjoyed a trilogy so much since probably His Dark Materials.
Anyway, some of you may have seen me talk about this if you follow me on tumblr or are a facebook friend, but out of hundreds of applicants, I was selected to compete in an online version of the Hunger Games called The Tumblr Games. For those who aren't familiar, 12 boys and 12 girls are sent into a huge Arena of some type of wilderness environment and fight to the death; the last tribute standing is victor. In these games, there will be a first, second and third place, and there are currently 6 tributes remaining (myself being one of them). I had the top training score of the boys and the weapon I was known for using was the whip. Though I have yet to use one in the arena, I thought it best to depict my "character" in the form he would be best recognized.
I quickly became the "villain" of these games as I'm very competitive by nature which has made my tribute ruthless and brutal in the Arena. I just love to win I suppose haha. So I chose to depict myself this way for the Glitter and Graphite character design blog "self as villain" challenge and was so pleased that it fits for Illustration Friday's theme this week as well!
I hope you all enjoy it and I really encourage you to check out the books if you haven't already!