Friday, April 25, 2008

Cogswell Sketchbook part 4

So here we are again, continuing on our journey through what will become the Cogswell Sketchbook. The next phase of this story (based on the Brothers Grimm tale "The Moon"), has our pirate siblings flying away in their air ship, having just kidnapped the royal brat from her extravagant tree house! They then dock in a pirate port were havoc, druken brawls and pleasurable company are the sought after pursuits of true happiness! Now entering center stage- The Royal Navy!!! In the original tale, after the dead arise from the influence of the Moon, they run around, drink and party which in turn freak out the living residents of the land, causing mass histeria. Meanwhile, high up in the land of heavenly company, St. Peter looks down upon the Earth to see this unfolding mayhem. He then gathers THE HOST OF HEAVEN (which was previously gathered to cast out Satan and his followers) and descends down upon the world commanding the dead back into their graves. Peter then takes the moon and hangs it in the heavens. Wow! what a mouth full, Im already tired. If you are already confused read the previous posts to get the rest of the story. Anyways so the last drawings I have to post are my designs for Peter and the Royal Navy who represent Peter and the Host of Heaven. When they catch up with the pirates, they are more than happy to surrender the girl to Peter because of her spoiled, bratty, naggy, anoying attitude. As the Navy leaves with the girl on the journey home, they come to realize the true monster this child is and decide to leave her on a deserted little island to be rid of the cause of so much frustration. The two ships leave in opposite directions as the little girl sitts there ticked off arguing with a sand crab for intruding in her circle of space. Thus ending our little tale. These Navy guys were pretty fun to draw, I hope yall like em.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cogswell Sketchbook Part 3

Well here we go again. The next aspect I worked on for the Brothers Grimm fairytale "The Moon", was the underworlders. As the story continues, after the moon is stolen from the oak tree, the brothers/travelers, take it back to their land to give light to the night. The people were greatful and for the rest of their lives, the brothers maintane it. When they eack start to die they demand that a quarter of the moon be buried with them representing the phases of the moon. When the 4 quarters of the moon are united under ground it gives light, awakening the dead. The underworlders celebrate and come up out of the ground to party, and have fun. In my rendition of the tale the underworlders are the drunken sots of a pirate port that the brothers dock in. These are the designs I came up with for them. So what happens next in the story you ask... stay tuned.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Cogswell Sketchbook Part 2

In the Brothers Grimm tale "The Moon", the moon is stolen by 4 travelers out of the top of a giant oak tree and taken back to their land. They do this in order to give light to the night. So the next aspect of the story that I designed was the moon and the oak tree. In my rendition of the tale, Moon is the name of a spoiled little rich child who likes to play in her royal tree house and is kidnapped for ransom by the 4 pirates.

Exploring many ideas and not settling for the first one is an essential part of concept design. These sketches show a few of the different paths I pursued until I found the ones that seemed to fit my version of the tale