I decided to revisit Freddie’s design. I messed with the colors, so his hair doesn’t look quite so eggnog anymore. Plus now his hair makes sense. I think it’s the best match I’ve made between the voice on the soundtrack and the image in my head.
What do you chess people think?
I just finished reading the Five Ancestors book series. It’s a wonderful story set in 17th century china about resilient children Kung Fu masters who are thrust out into the world when their temple is destroyed. These books literally don’t pull any punches, and when bad things happen, there are consequences. Plus, the author is an actual Kung Fu black belt, so he’s very descriptive with the fight sequences. This thing should have been a graphic novel or something. I don’t want to spoil anything but if you see these books, read them.
I revised the design a bit. I threw in Marti Pellow’s purple shirt and played with the colors some. I’m showing him here from both sides so you can see his opposing colors.
Perhaps I made him a tad too devilish looking here. My sister said he looks like an 80s cartoon villain. I think it suits him.
I didn’t know Adam Pascal was in School of Rock.
Yeah all I’m thinking about is Freddie being in a band now.
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Yet more Chess sketches
These are more recent, so the faces are more solid.
I forget how much everyone yells in this musical. It’s kind of two hours of everyone saying they hate each other, with brief interludes from arbiters, merchandisers, and embassy members. Why do I like it then? It’s hard to say. Maybe it’s good singers or the character archetypes/dynamics/some artsy nonsense but I enjoy it.
Hooray for appropriately angry Florence! And Freddie, Svetlana, and Anatoly are coming together!
The Arbiter sketches
There’s various degrees of stylization I’m trying with the Arbiter. I don’t think it’s imperative that he completely match the rest of the cast, because he has this “above it all” quality. Tough, no nonsense, but with a good sense of humor. He’s either the most sane or the most insane character in the show.
And his song is jammin’.