CREATURES III — Fauns, Satyrs and anthropomorphic characters


Another creature of myth and fantasy is the Faun– or Satyr. These woodland folk have played a big part in such wonderful fantasies as LEGEND and the classic CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. Although most associated with flute playing and wine swilling– and the embodiment of lust and debauchery–they represent something else for me: the mix of magic and nature in the realm of myth and fantasy. I’ve always been fascinated by anthropomorphic and animalistic characters and their connection to nature. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to include anthropomorphic characters in the world of TELLOS. I think that tigers are some of the most beautiful animals this world has to offer– and it’s a tragic shame that they are on the verge of extinction. That’s where the inspiration for the visuals for KOJ came. In the real world, mankind has a penchant for the destruction or perversion of nature. The elements of fantasy that deal with man living in harmony– and in some cases being bonded with –nature are very appealing to me.

That’s it for another week…. have a great weekend, all.

This is Entry 267.


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