Ok here we go. Ty has suggested that the classic 10th century epic Beowulf be our topic… This of course requires me read this piece of work. Being one who’s always looked at reading as a bit of a fad, and thus a slow and poor reader, advantage Tyboogie. Then, just when I’m thinking what a creep Ty is. He suggested we produce a storyboard and key production frame from any part of the story. Hey man that’s my backyard, -advantage Milligan.
To Produce and deliver on time:
1 8-12 frame storyboard sequence color or white & black (any scene)
1 full color key frame or character study (artist choice)
Note to self(must begin working on list of feeble excuses)
Last edited by Dan Milligan; February 9th, 2004 at 06:58 AM.
Sweet! Good luck ty, you're going to need it muahahah! :p
I'll try to post wip as I go, but again it can be optional. Gonna pick up a copy of Beowulf this week. Wish me luck.
evildan--i dont need luck--i just need to find that genetically enhanced drawing serum i seem to have misplaced *goes and digs through garage* muhahaha
there are a number of translations out there, and some are more of a struggle than others
the most user friendly version (i.e. up to date modern english) that i have found is this one
but the books out there are good too--if your really passionate about it you could read a couple versions--and i believe they have a cliff notes version which s really cool too
ill post work as i do it --itll be a few weeks tho before i start
I hope you don't mind if I suggest supplemental reading:
Michael Crichton wrote a book called "the Eaters of the Dead" which was an account of Beowulf and Grendel from the point of view of an arabian scribe who accompanied them. This book was made into the Antonio Banderas movie "the 13th Warrior" which was just ok. Try to find the copy of the book with black and white illustrations by Ian Miller, as they are most excellent.
WHOA! Ian miller illustrated "Eaters of the Dead"? I MUST FIND THAT!Try to find the copy of the book with black and white illustrations by Ian Miller, as they are most excellent.
Great topic BTW, I absolutely love Beowulf. I illustrated several scenes from it as an assignment back in college, so I will be interested to see your interpretations!
Good luck guys!
hey guys, thanks for the encourgement! But lets not forget who your dealing with here. I was kinda hoping that Disney had made it into a movie...crap didn't think so.
ok, now I'm pissed cause I can't find my copy of the Eaters of the Dead.
I did find my copy of A Tolkien Bestiary which has lots of Ian Miller illustrations that are very similar.
I don't want to hijack your thread more than it is already, so here's a link to the image file:
bwkeough- thanks those are great. all kidding aside, i,m really enjoying learning about this piece. thanks ty and thanks everyone who's jumped in. This is what CA is all about.
hey dan, if you dont want to read the novel, theres a graphic novel out for it!! http://www.thecomic.com/thecomic/beowulf.htm
this is a great topic guys, cant wait to see what you 2 come up with!
(and dan, im drinkin canada's BEST beer IMO, moosehead!!! as i type!) :chug:
I wont fail now
If you want a good hardcopy of the book with an excellent translation, check out the edition translated by Seamus Heaney. It's not expensive, and is a good read. It also has the Old English on the page opposite of the translation, which is kinda cool. This is the second translation I have read (both that I read having been recommended by proffessors), and I liked this one best.
I'm just here to cheer for my boy-eeeee!!
Tyboogieboog, CUT THIS MAN OPEN!!!!
oh, Ty I found that genetically enhanced drawing serum of yours... there were some gaps in the sequence so I filled 'em with frog genetics... think it'll be ok?
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-- reading: "Death of the Liberal Class" -Chris Hedges
O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible. - Pindar
thx sammy--btw--could you splice in some ill tempered sea bass as well? thanks so much.
im reading the seamus heaney translation that RUSTY mentioned and its quite good thank you!
All right, getting my feet wet here. costuming still has to be researched better... just felt like drawing. Added some Grendel ideas -
Last edited by Dan Milligan; December 17th, 2003 at 04:36 PM.
Really nice topic you`ve choosen, As fas as i know beowulf made his fame by killin certain dragon.....
Cristopher Lambert did a futuristic version but i think isn´t worthy for reference...
Therefore it`s comig along nicely
Well, Beowulf's initial fame was won by killing Grendel, the monster that was continously attacking King Hrothgar's village/town and meadhall. Beowulf then (immediately after) slew Grendel's mother, the Sea Hag. Years later, when Beowulf was King in his homeland, his people were beset by a dragon. Beowulf died while killing the dragon.
kick ass drawing dan
well im about to go away for a couple weeks--and wont have access to a scanner or web space --but ill post work when i get back from holiday vacation
Have a great Holiday Ty!! see you in the new year.
Peace & Love
Just a little help for research:
Hope the battle of you two will have the epic quality of the poem
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thanks Fipse- The more help the better- I"m gonna need it.
I just saw your updated 'sketch' Dan. Really fucking nice. Damn, if you need help then we are all doomed
I just can't to see your final.
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those are some awesome sketches,I especially like the grendel pic,really awesome. I can't wait to see the finished peice...
Love those sketches! Have you done any comic book work before? Your drawings really remind me of john buscema but with more movement.