Just a note: for last week, and maybe some time before- I haven't been able to open any PDF file, nor could I find the green light reveiw page on MyUCA. So- I'm sorry if this post will look a little bit chaotic and messy.
|lots of snail-mes in various stagest of snailfication in diferent ways of being snailified, I thought I would hate drawing the shell as I see it as a clumsy item, but I enjoyed playing around with it and seeing what I could use it for.|
|More snail-me drawings now, this time I was going on a theme os A-symetry, whih is not my favorite type of creature, but it produced some interesting results|
|Foot studies. five feet and only two of my own, I find feet extremely hard to draw, more so than hands, which is unusual to some, I can get the basic triangular shape, but the toes are little five nightmares!|
|'Evolution' of a human skull undergoing my version of snailification, where the bones grow weaker and the 'shell' grows stronger- eventually over takeing the face, apart from the mouth and extending snail-eyes.|
|Skeletons now, to show how little bones, and how extended they would be. I went by the basic skeletal rule of '7 vertibrate in mamel necks, 7-8 ribs, 27 hand bones.|
Ok- now that's out of the way, here is the intro to my Essay. I had alot to think about with Hybrids- so many possible subjects and topics, but- I chose one topic and turned it into a Question:
Why Do Transformating Creatures represent Human emotions, and how do they do so?
People have been interested in the creatures around them, from the smallest insect to the largest elephant, and as soon as people from other countries and continants started travelling, stories of fantastic creatures in distant, remote lands arose. Soon, tales of these creatures crept home, becoming part of local legend. Some of these creatures, were said to have the abilitiy to transform from their animal forms into human forms and vice versa. This raises the question of 'Do these creatures, how strange or wonderful they sound, represent human emotion, and if they do, in what way to they show that?'. What is most noticeable is the werewolf and how it represents both anger and sexual desire, Though what is exampled here is not the reasonable common legend of the werewolf, but creatures of different legends; the Japanese Kitsune, the Scottish/Irish Selkie and the Portuguese Enantado.