Sunday, October 14, 2012

Doodle 075 - Myths and Legends 2 (Interactive Friday)

There went another great weekend, spent most of the day today cleaning the house, so by the time I sat down to draw I was rather tired, still, I tried my best to draw as many mythical creatures as I could before having to call it a night.

Again, thanks so much for all of your suggestions, I learned a whole bunch of new stories and myths thanks to you guys, to be sincere I love myths, legends and fables, so I had a ton of fun researching everything and reading up.

Random fact about me: I used to be an student in the History and Anthropology department of my university back at Spain. Art was my first choice, but due to circumstances I ended up with my second love: Anthropology.  Of course things didn't stay that way and I managed to go back to art in the end.

Anyway, first today is Marebabe:"I'll go with my first thought: Pegasus, the winged horse!"

Oooh pegasus, I love it too, I really haven't practiced my horse anatomy and they are such an amazing mass of musculature and power that it can be very intimidating to tackle them, but I did my best, note to self: work on more horse anatomy drawings:

Pegasus - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.
 Next was Colin Morris: "It'd be cool to see you take on the Rainbow Serpent from Australian mythology"

I had never heard of this mythical creature, so I was very excited to research it and now I have a lot of curiosity to learn more about Australian native culture and legends.

Here the serpent is actually part of a stream.

Rainbow Serpent - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.
Next Melissa: "I'm rereading Harry Potter right now... just finished book 3. So I'm thinking a Hippogriff :)"

Another tough creature, mostly due to the horse parts lol:

Hippogriff - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.
 Rhisssana: "Herne the Hunter. With his horns and his hawk and his horse. I've run out of alliteration."

Yet a new character I hadn't heard of, I learned so much today! I kinda ran out of space for the hawk and horse lol but I did get his horns:

Herne the Hunter - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.
And finally for today Moonlup: 'And if you're still taking exotics, perhaps a fiery salamander?"

I decided to make this one loose, quick and fun:

Firey Salamander - graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.
 And that's it for this weekend doodles. I hope I managed to entertain you since you guys did an awesome job at challenging me and teaching me new stories.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Herne has been one of my favorite story characters since middle school! Lovely depiction.

Colin Morris said...

That's a wonderful version of Ngalyod, I really like how you incorporated the feathers into its design. Nifty work on all the myth creatures in fact :)

LeAnn Woodward said...

The Firey Salamander looks like a new Disney character to me! :)

LOVED all of your drawings. :)

Melissa said...

Excellent!! You did a great job :)

Rhissanna said...

Oh my gosh! You really drew Herne the Hunter! Wow! And he looks so manly and furry and I love those horns!It's just wonderful!

Moonlup said...

Ohhh, thank you! The salamander is beautiful and cute all at once! Salamanders, iirc, were thought to be fire resistant because people would see them crawling out of lit fireplaces (never realizing that the poor things had been hiding out on the damp wood fueling the fire.)

This little guy looks like he'd be right at home, though!