Showing posts with label Week 035: Folk tales and Legends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Week 035: Folk tales and Legends. Show all posts

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Legendary Monsters

This could be "Nessie" (Loch Ness) or "Champ" (Lake Champlain) or the lesser known "Chappy" the monster that lurks nearby my house in Chapparal Lake

Cuidado! Tenga cuidado! Chupacabra
- Groovie Ghoulies

Many things in this life
Are not what they appear
Yeah I look like a hare
But if you stop and you stare
I'm related to a deer

I got a jackalope face
I'm a jackalope guy
And I'm staring you down
Creepy jackalope eye


Saturday, May 5, 2007

Orpheo Enters the Underworld

So I saw this play about Orpheus last weekend. It was very modern in aesthetic. Seemed to tie in with Art Jumble's theme this week, and since I want to try and get my act together and draw, any coincidence is a good pretense. I'm a little disappointed with the colors in this jpeg - the original file seemed a lot more brilliant with greens and blues... But whatever, it's a work in progress. I'm hoping this blog will help me keep up with drawing fun things for... well... fun. Just cut loose and make things. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's contributions!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Snow White

So really this is a fairy tale which is a kind of folk tale. I wanted to do something more specific to the theme but time is pretty much run out, and I just finished this piece so it will have to do.


This lil guy was done about 4yrs ago.

Mixed media:
Airbrush, acrylic, charcoal and drafting ink on cardboard with "funny money" and a lil hat.

ifn: folk tales and legends

it is my belief that comics are contemporary american mythology.

comics, not just for nerds or geeks...

to wit, how many people who wouldnt read a comic will go see spiderman 3?

Thursday, May 3, 2007


A few weeks ago, we had an Inuit storyteller named Michael Kusugak come in and do his schtick with the kids. He was fantastic. He told a couple of stories about Kaujjagjuk, who was this little orphan boy. The people that he lived with treated him like crap, and he slept with the puppies in the entrance of the igloo. He called the puppies against his back "Mattress" and those on his front "Blanket." The entire time he was telling stories, I was picturing the pieces that I could do from the stories.

The Humpback

Hidden from the world, in a cathedral's bell tower, lives a mighty creature with a gentle soul- you may be familiar with the Legend of the Humpback of Notre Dame.

The Yeti

The Yeti is an alleged apelike animal said to inhabit the Himalayas.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Ballad of Juan Tamad

This blog entry is dedicated to the popular Filipino folk tale character “Juan Tamad”. His name translates in tagalog (the Filipino native language) as “Lazy John”. He was so lazy that on one hot summer day, he instructed a sack of crabs the way to his home instead of carrying them. What did he do when the crabs made their way?... take a nap under the Guava tree, of course. There is another story to that guava tree. He was so lazy that instead of picking the guava fruit from the tree, he sat and waited for them to fall. Now that is lazy! Have a good week everyone.