The Cyclops Picture

A friend of mine who happened to win a contest by correctly guessing the model for Memory Garden sent me this picture to use for an art piece.

The original picture had him holding his camera in front of his rather beautiful face and all I could think about was the camera eye turning him into a cyclops. I've been wanting to experiment with the path blend in illustrator and this seemed like the perfect time. I kept the colours simple, there are only 4 colours in the whole picture with the rest being handled by black and white. The main inspiration for the actual art itself was old woodcut drawings. The whole thing was done in Illustrator.
Cyclops Non Xmen version
Cyclops inks
The Cyclops
19. Cyclops
Cyclops Pencils