Friday, March 31, 2006

Keeper of Myth

Some work I did for the Keeper of Myth Project for class...I really enjoyed this project. We were to design a trainer with a significant prop, and a mythological creature, trying to make the trainer's design or attire specific to the creature that he/she is training. I ended up using the two character designs at the top for the trainer and the mythological creature, the Menehune (from Polynesian mythology). The trainer's attire is reminiscent of Paupeuo the owl god, who is feared by the Menehune...attached around her ankles are bunches of bananas, the Menehune's favorite food - she uses them to award and tempt the nocturnal, hill dwelling creatures. She uses her prop, an ancient instrument, to call for them in hopes that she can train the creatures to protect her village. Lastly, some ideations. Currently working out a piece to show the two characters' relationship to each other. That's all for now. Enjoy!

































































10 comments:

drawingnikki said...

Awsome stuff! Keep it up

dyee said...

Nice stuff Johanna. Keep up the good work

kevmesser said...

Yeah, you did a great job on this one...very nice designs and ideas. Now get your sculpt up here! ;)

MARK DORN said...

Cool designs Johanna...the Polynesian look is definately comin through in the costume designs.

Martin Kau said...

dang... your color is sweeet. i love the palette yer working with. So just so you know, I'm currently taking your images and stealing your colors, and if a drawing just happens to look like yours, well... uh... we'll just have a nod and a smile and I'll give you candy?
Awesome stuff, keep rockin.

tonybuirocks said...

hi blow joe! jk. Hey Johanna. I am digging your creature...cute as hell.

Alina Chau said...

awesome series of character drawings and artworks!

steve said...

update please!

drawingnikki said...

i agree with steve! i want new eye candy and juice!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!