Thursday, May 6, 2010

Arctic Myths - Grizzly Bear Ogres

The Arctic Myths project that I have been waiting for, is starting. It looks like we will be dealing with Ogres in Arctic Myth. The first ones are Grizzly Bear Ogres which are actually Bear spirits in human form. They are grave robbers and corpse eaters - very nasty. I am continuously amazed at the density of the Inuit legends and stories. There are new beings, deities and creatures emerging all the time.
Neil Christopher, the project leader has interviewed many elders all over the Arctic in order to obtain these stories and it looks as though there are still many new ones to get.

10 comments:

Emma said...

I'm loving these drawings! I definitely would not want to meet any of these guys, though.

This project is just fascinating to see unfolding.

Ben Hatke said...

Beautiful sketches! You make it look so easy.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Emma - No you would not want to meet these guys. They would probably think of you as dinner.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Ben - I wish it really was as easy as you think I make it look :)

tinypearl5758 said...

Larry, I love your Grizzly friends. I am looking forward to seeing them in colour. Keep them coming, Love your work, good luck with your project. xxx

Get Your Sketch said...

Wow! I love your work! It reminds me of the art in my Uncle Wiggly books growing up.. and that makes me happy :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Tiny Pearl - there will be colour and ink versions of these guys.

Larry MacDougall said...

GYS - I don't know Uncle Wiggly but with a name like that it has to be good :)

Nonna Gilevich said...

amazing!!!! i am soo inspired by these

Nonna Gilevich said...

amazing! i am so inspired by these