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Lubok Beastiary

Post by Hellen » Oct 23rd, 2008, 20:23

Lubok.
You can read wikipedia article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubok
In short, it's a form of Russian folk art. A picture, depicting a character or event, be it historical or fictional, provided by a short description(sometimes in verse).

So one day I decided to draw Blood monsters using this kind of art, "Lubok beastiary of Blood".
Mine may seem not so authentic, but I'm still searching for the "style". It turned out it's a lot harder to mimic this simplistic art, than to draw in my usual realistic manner.
Well, so far I can introduce you a gargoyle(of course!) and a gillbeast.
And please, don't be too harsh on this little experiment of mine.
Text is written in old Cyrillic font and with an attempt to recreate old Russian spelling. I hope that Daedolon would let it through. Really there're no hidden messages or something like that (if he wishes, I can type the text). Literal translation follows.

GARGOYLE

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"I'm a two-winged gargoyle
I have pig's nose
I fly in the sky and throw bones
But I'm avoiding water
Since it kills me instantly.

When I'm very tired
I turn into stone.

The Gargoyle tsar is ugly
But very arrogant
He sits high on his throne
But Caleb's sawed-off is waitng for him"


GILL BEAST

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"And here's a wonderful creature
From Petersburg's Kunstkamera*
Grown in a labaratory
Caught in the Neva river
And put to a cage
Nor a beast not a bird
Hides under the log
Also walks on the dry land
If someone swims by
He eats them.

And this bone eel
Is good for fish soup".

*first Russian museum, founded by Peter the Great, dedicated to natural curiosities


That's all for know, thank you for reading.

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Post by Umnir » Oct 23rd, 2008, 20:39

Oh joy! It's like the drawings of old about demons, werewolwes and such beasts. I have readed demonology and the art in the books are very similar to this tyle and I love it. I wholeheartedly support you to continue with this style!

I once in fact thinked about doing the old style demonolgy styled art but never got into it, maybe I should try it out if you don't mind hehe. My style of drawing could work since I do b/w ink drawing. Have you seen the drawing thread I made once? You can see it here

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Post by Ella » Oct 23rd, 2008, 20:52

Ah! This is interesting, i remember once reading up on Lubok in the college library, and the concept is simple, yet understood in ways of upbringing certain creative techniques in today’s developing methods, story boards, general comic and illustrations (comic mentioned in the Wikipedia article), i find it inspires me to a level in my own creativity.

Your works are really well done, i especially like the gargoyle piece, the way you described its placement as a 'throne' is great, i never really considered it as such in Blood. I like it a lot, would be great to see more.

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Post by RedFanatic » Oct 25th, 2008, 04:18

I love things like this, the old Ultima games often had such beastiary's.
Fantastic idea if you complete it it has to be complied and linked to the main Postmortem index.
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Post by Hellen » Oct 25th, 2008, 08:31

Thanks, Mr. Red! But I don't think Postmortem authorities consider it worthy.

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Post by NAto » Oct 25th, 2008, 13:19

Those are really nice :shock: *right-click saves*

It's drawn so simply but it looks so nice.

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Post by Daedalus » Oct 25th, 2008, 14:42

Not at all, Hellen. I just take longer to post in some threads as it demands a lot of mana.

These are really a lovely treat. So simple and yet effective. You should do a great deal and print them in a tiny book. Then if you burnt the book a bit and left it outside, people may discover it in a hundred years and think it was real and from the ancient world. ;)

Now come, Hellen. You and me, gurl. Bones and shenanigans, bones and shenanigans, bones and shenanigans -- oon da boon, dance of the dead!
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Post by Daedalus » Apr 16th, 2009, 14:24

More!
Kazashi wrote:Daedalus, I don't care how much you know about Blood, your attitude has to change.
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Post by wangho » Apr 16th, 2009, 19:53

I guess Satan and demons are ok. After all, alot of world leaders seem to be into it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85LdINmZyT0

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Post by Blood of Nightmares » Apr 17th, 2009, 01:18

wangho wrote:I guess Satan and demons are ok. After all, alot of world leaders seem to be into it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85LdINmZyT0
Wangho, it looks like your fooling yourself with these conspiracy theories spouted by right wing libertarian populists like Alex Jones.
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Post by Dimebog » Apr 17th, 2009, 01:20

It looks like someone here is asking for a spanking. You are offtopic.
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Post by Blood of Nightmares » Apr 17th, 2009, 01:42

Dimebog wrote:It looks like someone here is asking for a spanking. You are offtopic.
Sorry if I jumped off topic about that but I just find conspiracy theories to be a swirling collection of speculations rather than facts.

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Post by wangho » Apr 17th, 2009, 02:23

the world isn't all ponies and lollipops, BON

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Post by Blood of Nightmares » Apr 17th, 2009, 02:47

wangho wrote:the world isn't all ponies and lollipops, BON
I know that but I see the problem in this world in a totally different way than you do. The problem in this world I see is called capitalism where it's a unfair broken corrupt system based on exploitation of the working classes so the ruling classes can gain even more wealth from that. Perhaps it's all ponies and lollipops for the ruling classes not for the working people like us ("One person's heaven is another person's hell" is the best way I can describe capitalism).

Perhaps you should read Democracy for the Few by Michael Parenti and An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States by Charles Beard to have a better understanding what's really going on in US politics especially the nature of capitalism itself.
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Post by Shadowman » Apr 17th, 2009, 02:57

Stick to the damn topic.

Got any more for us, Hellen? I like this style.
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