Sunday, March 30, 2008
The Laughing Man and Hong
These are a couple of "Character in Their Environment" pieces that are due tomorrow.
They are characters that are extremely loosely based off of The Laughing Man and Hong from J.D. Salinger's novella "The Laughing Man." Some serious alterations were made to the Laughing Man character; particularly the face. Hong, on the other hand, is almost completely made up. He is mentioned in one line in the story and is described only as a dumb (non-speaking; the Americans cut out his tongue) Mongolian who is giant in size. I decided that it would be interesting to make him a Mongolian Wrestler simply because they have some of the most interestingly bizarre wrestling outfits.
And that was that.