I'm looking for a specific type of design for my company, GrassRoots Wrestling Co. We are a company dedicated to bringing art and promotion to the ancient sport of amateur wrestling while donating to worthwhile causes and collaborating with artists.
I'm looking for someone who is skilled in the traditional arts, is specifically interested in surrealist interpretations, is crazy creative, and maybe a little twisted.
I'm not big on telling artists exactly what to do, but rather give a general direction with the image I want and the mood I want portrayed. Essentially, I want you to feel creative and immersed without too many limitations. With that being said, you must be open to some revisions and collaborate as we make this thing happen.
Below will be the subject of the piece and attached is a picture of him being a badass. There are others we can use and collaborate on. I would like this man depicted in a surrealist fashion embodying strength and power. Outside the box thinking is welcome and encouraged. I really want something kind of wild with this. I also really like black and white hand-drawn (or hand-drawn looking) with an element of color that makes it pop and challenges the mind.
Subject of this Art: (Excerpt from Encyclopedia Britannica)
Milo of Croton was a 6th century BC Greek athlete who was the most renowned wrestler in antiquity. His name is still proverbial for extraordinary strength.
A greatly honoured native of Croton (now Crotone, Calabria), an Achaean Greek colony in southern Italy, Milo led the Crotoniate army to victory over the Sybarites (Greeks from Sybaris, also in southern Italy) about 510 bc. In six Olympic Games and in seven Pythian Games (both events held quadrennially), Milo won the wrestling championship; in these and other Greek national games, he won 32 wrestling competitions. According to legend, Milo trained by carrying a calf daily from its birth until it became a full-sized ox. He is also said to have carried an ox on his shoulders through the stadium at Olympia. According to the traditional account of his death, the aging Milo tried to tear apart with his hands a tree that had been split with a wedge; the wedge fell out and the tree closed on one hand, holding him captive until he was attacked and devoured by wolves.