Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Well, With all else that had to get done this weekend, I very nearly skipped this Illustration Friday topic. (You should get so lucky!) At first, I struggled as to how I would be able to make a robot tie into my Mythic Monday feature, but I eventually settled on an item from Jewish folklore; the GOLEM.
Dictionary.com describes the golem as such: "n 1: an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means 2: a mechanism that can move automatically [syn: automaton, robot]".
So there you have it! Above is pictured a techno-golem. (I may need to work on the name).
Monday, April 17, 2006
I chose to depict the leopard or “spotted” Tokkaebi, but they have also been seen in tiger or “striped” hides. The Tokkaebi is a mythical creature of Korean origins. Not a spirit per se, the Tokkaebi usually transforms from everyday household objects that have not been used in a while. So if you haven’t vacuumed recently... maybe now is the time. They are aligned with the negative energy in the universe, (Yin) but this does not necessarily mean the Tokkaebi are evil. Don’t get me wrong, they love to use their silver spiked club to punish the mean & spiteful, but they are almost as likely to use that same magical club to reward good and kind people with wealth or good blessings.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I used the Illustration Friday topic “Speed” to represent the subject and the way in which I drew it. Opting for a quick sketch rather than a polished piece.
Now, you might be asking yourself “How will you tie this in with Mythic Monday? Especially now that it’s Wednesday?” But it’s much more likely that you could not care less.
NANABOZHO is a trickster spirit of Ojibwe mythology (sometimes known as Chippewa). He was sent to earth by the creator of all things, Gitchi Manitou after the world’s creation to name all of the plants and animals. When you need to list everything in the newly created world, you don’t turn yourself into a tortoise.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
It didn’t take long for me to decide how to tie my Mythic Monday theme with this week’s Illustration Friday topic: Spring. It still managed to take up more of my time than I intended...
Above is pictured the reemergence of Persephone.
In Greek mythology she is the beautiful young daughter of Zeus and Demeter (Goddess of the harvest). When Hades (King of the underworld) abducts Persephone to be his bride, Demeter goes into a great depression and the earth itself grows cold and ceases to be fertile. Hades Reluctantly agrees to return Persephone to the surface world, but only for 2/3 of the year. He binds her to the underworld by having her eat the seeds of a pomegranate.
I wonder what happens if she sees her shadow...