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The Trickster, Phaidros - A Geek Tragedy

Part one of my personal project, 'A Geek Tragedy'.
The focus of the project is to create a line-up of Greek-inspired demi gods who cling on to a glorious world of yore.
However, a plague of undeath is spreading and the age of heroes is fading fast.

Phaidros is a son of the trickster god Hermes and the concubine of an Egyptian Pharaoh. This initially landed him a life of wealth and luxury. However, when the truth of the matter came out, he was banished from his home and marked as a fugitive.
As a parting gift his mother granted him magical boots, an imitation of those of his god father.
Having to sell many of his prized belongings, steep to theft and, for a while, being treated as a slave, Phaidros travels the lands in a vain attempt to reclaim a life of freedom and luxury.
His goal is to find his father in Greece and demand the royal treatment that he believes to deserve as a demi god.

Beautyshot of Phaidros the Trickster

Beautyshot of Phaidros the Trickster

Callout sheet for materials, patterns and symbolism

Callout sheet for materials, patterns and symbolism

Inital thumbnails. The bodytype was decided from the start, so designing his costume was my main focus

Inital thumbnails. The bodytype was decided from the start, so designing his costume was my main focus

A variety of costumes that could work for Phaidros

A variety of costumes that could work for Phaidros

Value experimentation

Value experimentation

Hue experimentation

Hue experimentation