‘Cock and the centipede’ by Jason Lynch, (lynch), BARBADOS
The inspiration for cock and the centipede came in two forms. The cock was purely by accident, so the artist tells us, sort of a work in progress that Jason says he was making up as he went along.
The Centipede however came out of a recently developed phobia of these creatures. “A few months ago I moved to a village where there were lots of centipedes. These things were literally everywhere,” says Jason. “The kitchen, the bedroom, they were even coming out of the drain in the shower. I’ve been bitten at least three times, even during the Design Fusion challenge. So I thought I’d turn my misfortune into a cool concept. I figured this might work well with the cock as a rival. Now being from the Caribbean these are things you will grow up seeing.”
Jason used ZBrush to begin the centipede’s body. He wanted to keep the 2D & 3D blend in this creature as well so instead of modelling everything, he returned to Photoshop to create vector shapes for the legs, to paint the head and that tiny squiggle to represent its venomous aura. “I tried my most to keep this design as minimal as possible but at the same time interesting,” he says.
Graphics Card used:
NVIDIA Geforce Go 6600 Te 128M
"Jason Lynch's ‘Cock and Centipede’ is a striking design. The elements and bold colors are as energetic as they are beautiful. This image cleverly uses a strong color and negative space to create the foundation that springs to life with perfectly placed 3D elements."
Jason wins Second Prize:
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 PCI-E Valued at US$3,000, and a Cash Prize of US$1,200