Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ol' Hige is a witch who sheds her skin and flies by night, assuming the form of an owl. She harms people by sucking out their breath while they are sleeping, and is especially dangerous to babies.
Ol' Hige's habit of shedding her skin leaves her vulnerable. If you discover her skin, you merely need to put salt and pepper on it. She will be unable to put her skin back on because it will burn her too much. Without her skin, she can be killed.
Babies can be protected from Ol' Hige by placing an open Bible in their cribs, or by using certain charms.
Of West African origin, Ol' Hige is not confined to Jamaican folk tales, although she may be known by other names. In Trinidad she is called "Sukuyan".
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Be careful how you stroll around the Jamaican countryside at night, because you really don't want to meet a rolling calf. A huge, calf-like creature which rolls along the road, blocking the way of night-time travellers, and chasing them with a wicked intention. It has blazing red eyes that gash fire, and a chain that it drags behing it, making an unnerving clanking noise.
To escape a rolling calf, the victim can do a number of things - drop objects for it to count (most supernatural creatures in Jamaican folklore can be escaped in this way), get to a cross roads (road junction) before it, open a pen knife and stick it in the ground. A rolling calf is also terrified of being beaten with a tarred whip held in the left hand.
Rolling calves are always male. They are believed to be the spirits of people (particularly butchers) who were wicked and dishonest during their lifetimes.
This sketch is not showing value yet, I only darkened the ground to show it is a stone path (For celerity)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
similar portraits on the left, the right is him sitting at the entrance to his withered garden, not facing the audience. i wanted to have the eye in the above part, above the garden, but that can be removed.
thiis is a similar portrait to the other one.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Anansi and his friend, Klieg klieg bird, were playing cards, and the winner was to receive a part of flesh from the looser. Anansi kept loosing, and he told Bird that he refused to give up till he won. Klieg klieg bird finally lost a game, but refused to give Anansi his prize. Before Anansi could stop him, Bird flew away
Just the sketch for right now, I am still wokring on colors
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wizard's First Rule--Wikipedia
It also has two of the covers done previously. The top-most one (with the dragon) is the first cover, and the second is the mass-production cover. There is a third cover, which features the actors from the television show based on this book series.
As for the thesis targets, here is the list of what I'm doing:
• Book Jacket ~> Mixed, 16—30 (Wizard's First Rule)
• Children’s Book Interior ~> Mixed, 4—8 (Aesop's Fable)
• Magazine ~> Women, 20—60
• Product Design (Coffee sleeve)
• Natural Science
• PSA Poster ~> Women, 14—30
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Uncle Time never worked, did not have a house, and never asked for anything. He was a strange being, who seemed to hold a magical sense about himself. He rarely spoke, but would offer strange help to those who needed it. A rumor is that he himself is Anansi the Spider, owner of all stories.
Once, a young man was trying to get into college, but kept failing the entrance exam. He was very distraught, and went into the forest to kill himself. As he walked, he noticed Uncle Time sitting in a tall tree. The young man climbed the tree to sit with him, and Uncle Time offered him some bananas. As they ate, they dropped the banana peals on the ground. A homeless man was walking passed, and after catching a glance at the banana peals dived for them, devouring them. The boy saw he was not so unfortunate, for he was not poor and starving like this unfortunate soul, and decided to live.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This one i have her essentially dancing off into the distance while the three victims lay on the ground
Similar idea for this one, but i have the "building" included. its stylistic and abstract, the walls being transparent and such.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
"Today, my town is experiencing a flood. I was thankful last night when I saw on the news that it wasn't supposed to affect the part of town that I live in. I woke up this morning and walked out my back door. There was someone canoeing in my back yard. FML"