Eclectic aesthetic

blackrabbitsculpture:

Detail shots of my “Welcome to Inlé” sculpture, completed early July, 2014.

I realize I mentioned writing more about the piece when I posted these, but now I can’t for the life of me remember what it was I wanted to say.

Watership Down was one of the first novels I read as a child, probably at 10 or 12. I saw the animated film soon after, and it’s clear to me that both the book and the movie made an indelible impression on me. I reread the book every two or three years, and it hasn’t lost any of its power or impact. Most of all, I’m enthralled by the rich stories the rabbits share with one another throughout the novel. My love for mythology was certainly encouraged by reading WSD as a child.

Thanks for the wonderful response to this piece so far, you amazing folks!

Materials and dimensions and all that other good stuff can be found on the turnaround photoset that’s posted on my Tumblr, right below this post.

gristol:

quick concepts for some ideas of spirits i had. from left to right:

  1. the keeper: guardian of cemeteries - makes sure graves remain clean and never without flowers.
  2. crywolf: once thought to be a trickster spirit that led travelers to their doom, this spirit’s actual intent is to help travelers discover unmarked graves of murder victims.
  3. the cacophony: will appear to some individuals - serves the same purpose as a banshee.
  4. the rat king: a spirit of vengeance, unleashed upon those who hurt others.
  5. the lure: an otherworldly being that feeds on lost souls - will lure them close and devour them whole.
  6. the guardian: a watchful sloth spirit that comforts the spirit of dead children, allowing them to paint his fur.
themagicmissile:

Art by Iyy3
http://cghub.com/images/view/313415/
gingerhaze:

boomstudios:

Sleepy Hollow #1 NYCC Exclusive Cover by Noelle Stevenson.

Did I mention I’ll be at NYCC next week?

gingerhaze:

boomstudios:

Sleepy Hollow #1 NYCC Exclusive Cover by Noelle Stevenson.

Did I mention I’ll be at NYCC next week?

literaryvice432:

kushitekalkulus:

COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS

Not to diss on Northern European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek? Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or Central America or South America or Asia or even really the mythologies and beliefs of Native peoples of North America? 

purplekecleon:

Also on dA and Floraverse with more info!

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Satyrs

Common affinities: Earth, Clay, Water, Air and Cloud elements

Notes: The majority of known Satyrs possess these elements as affinities.

Uncommon affinities: Fire and Fire subtypes

Notes: Satyrs with non-Earth affinities do exist, but are considered unusual. Fire and Fire subtype affinities are almost never seen in Satyrs. It is unknown if this is from biological or personality conditions.

Hereditary influence: Earth elements are easily passed down from parent to offspring as affinities. If a satyr is born from two non-Earth affinity parents, it will inherit at random one to two parental affinities. If only one parent has an Earth-element affinity, the offspring will usually always inherit it.

Environmental influence: Satyrs readily change affinities to match their environment, provided the environment is rich in an Earth element. If not, Satyrs tend to remain unchanged.

Elemental weaknesses, common: Fire, Ice, Acid

Notes: Satyrs dislike elements normally seen as destructive to wildlife, and more often than not are themselves susceptible to the harmful effects of these elements.

Elemental resistances, common: Clay, Earth, Water

Notes: These elements are favored among Satyrs for their ready ability to nurture plants and animals. Satyrs are familiar

with these elements even if not possessing an affinity for them.

Locations, common: Gnawth, Mica, Croon Fens

Habitation preference: Satyrs are a highly empathetic, social species. It is almost unheard of to find a Satyr living in isolation. They get along with all other major species on Owel, and readily integrate themselves into non-Satyr communities.

Climate preference: Satyrs enjoy temperate environments with moderate to frequent rainfall, with Gnawth being the best example of a climate they prefer. They dislike harsh environments. A general rule of thumb to go by is: if you can’t grow a forest there, Satyrs won’t want to live there.

Trivia:

- All Satyrs are born ambidextrous and remain so for the rest of their lives.

- Satyrs convert all ingested poisons, regardless of potency, into alcohol. The workings of this process are currently a mystery.

- Satyrs are highly compatible with other species regarding producing offspring, second only to Flowercats. Satyr hybrids are one of the most common hybrid types on Owel.

- Satyrs are mainly female, with an average of one in eight being male.

- Satyr-imps are a common sight in Hellside. Why is unknown.

- Satyrbuns have a tendency to have a snobbish attitude toward music or singing that lacks magic.

- Satyrbuns often feel that since their singing is innately magical, it is “better” than any other kind of singing. Since Satyrbuns are not necessarily skilled at singing itself, this can lead to arguments between an unskilled Satyrbun singer and a skilled non-Satyrbun singer.

- Flower Candies do have flowers and plants often growing from them, just like Satyrs, but usually in mineral form.

- It is very common to find Flower Candies that glow in the dark, or that have some sort of natural bioluminescence.

- Satyrqorns are only begrudgingly put up with in many communities, as their eccentric attitudes test the patience of everyone they meet.

- Satyrqorns almost always have extremely long, arbitrarily complex names, and will insist you call them by their full name whenever you address them.

- Satyrfoxes dislike being confused for pure Satyrs or for any other pure fox race.

- Satyrfoxes are commonly looked down upon by pure fox communities.