Minotaur Project

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Minotaur Concept

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Minotaur Ortho

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Minotaur Thumbs

I've been privileged to lead the concept team at Supergenius Studio for the past few months. More recently we've been working on an internal short to help promote the studio and our concept art team's abilities.

Minotaur Concept: Now this was really fun because our story was themed around Theseus and the Minotaur. The Minotaur is defined as being a monster, the offspring of Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull, that had the head of a bull on the body of a man: housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus killed it. I thought what if (in this reality) the story of the Minotaur had been passed down through the ages incorrectly or misinterpreted...

What if it had the head of a bull and... (not: the body of a man, but was actually) the bodies of men... (or given life from the flesh of men.) Due to the sacrificial altar on its back, blood and flesh would flow down into the ground and the essence of those tortured people gave life to the minotaur. So this minotaur would be made out of stone, ice and flesh. Kind of a sick and twisted idea but was interesting to play around with. I really love taking themes like this and twisting them around because it lets me take things that have been done to death and really make it different.

September 9, 2014