Jason Castillo: Illustration + Design

John Locke vs. the Wild Boar.

Drawing, Photoshop, UncategorizedJason Castillo3 Comments
I LOVE Lost. The mysteries, the characters, the fandom, the mythology they've built up... everything. And, with the final season currently being aired I am fully engrossed in the world that Damon and Carlton have created. I read blogs, listen to podcasts, and I am currently re-watching the entire series with my fiance. While watching the first season, and having seen how far the characters have come since, I really appreciate John Locke and his conflict and was inspired to do this illustration.

As you can see from the sketches, it took me a while to come to the final concept. The original concept would have been much more violent and scary. I wanted to show a John Locke that you never got to see - the moment he kills the boar. Which, I think, would have been a defining moment for first the character of first-season-Locke. But, I struggled with the concept and realized that it was being contrived. I naturally try to infuse a sense of humor into my work and was avoiding that at the start of this project. Once I let my personality out, the drawing flowed much easier. Locke is ultimately a pathetic character and is often scared and frustrated when no one's looking. I pictured him stalking the boar as a deadly hunter...that is until the boar sees him and then it turns into a Road Runner-esque chase sequence through the jungle... that is the moment I tried to capture.
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