So I've had strange struggle over the last week or so. I've been working on a deMent-triloquist sample for some upcoming workshops (M.E.C.C.A, Zinnia, Valley Ridge, Lemoncholy, CrescenDoh, and Art is You) and was faced with a bit of a quandary. Originally it was going to be a sideshow devil sort of dude...bright red. Well that didn't pan out.
The red was even too creepy for me...looked good but a bit too much like muscular diagram. So from there it went to a toned down steampunkish devil.
All was fine but he still seemed a bit creepier than I wanted. The solution? Turn him into a Martian of course
I was astounded how a subtle change on top of the head made the guy slightly less grim. I said...slightly...
You decide for yourself. Does it make a difference or not?
This got me thinking...
I decided to compare Martians and Devils.
Lets look at Ray Walston from My Favorite Martian
Here he is an everyday little green man.
A simple replacement of the antennae...and behold...Ray is much more sinister.
Okay okay...in an effort of full disclosure...I did enhance his brows.
I think this guy is way more menacing...
than this guy:
I know what you're saying...the great Kazoo from the Flintstones is not exactly a good example of an ominous Martian type, but I still think my hypothesis stands. Martians with long antennas are much less threatening thank devils with horns.
Now just to confuse the issue a bit more.
Here's a version of Lucifer from the 1400's, by Michael Pacher
Is this the devil...
or is it an episode of My Favorite Martian: the Early Years?