Friday, 10 February 2012

Transcription! Creature/Character Design

From the start of this project I have been sure that I wanted to design a character or creature so I have been making a library of possible ideas. I have been drawn towards aquatic creatures as I find them more fascinating atomically so Im going to be sticking with an aqatic theme.


 A merman like sea spirit originating from mythology of the Soloman Islands and is said to be the wicked part of the person's soul.

 Jormungandr (The Midgard Serpant)

 A creature from Norse Mythology. The Midgard Serpent was cast to the ocean where she grew so huge that with her tail in her mouth she soon encompassed the whole world.  

The Kraken

 Many armed sea creature, there are several variations of the description over history the most common being described as a giant squid or octopus.    

The Leviathan

 A Biblical sea monster referred to in the Old Testament (Psalm 74:13-14; Job 41; Isaiah 27:1). Hebrew for Twisted coiled and is a name generally used for reference to a large sea monster.#


Japanese Folklore tales describe them as 'mythical spirits that roam the surreal landscape in search of good, evil or mischief also known to be an impish prankster that sneaks peeks up kimonos and steal crops.' 

They look like 'shrivelled old-men, with webbed hands and feet, sporting a tortoise shell. Skin colour ranges from green to blue to yellow, and even red. Their face can contain a beaked nose or else look like a monkey. Crowning their head of page-boy style hair is a circular depression filled with water. A kappa covered in hair is known as a Hyosube.' It has a bowl on the top of its head that it fills with water to gain strength, the more full the bowl is the stronger the Kappa is.  

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