Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Godling... and Haiku

It's Day 7 of the A-Z Challenge! Week one is in the books.

A few great things happened this week. Namely, I got to meet a ton a great folks for the first time. If you've been by and commented a time or two and I've not reciprocated, well, I'm sorry. It hasn't been on purpose. I'm barely keeping up. I'm trying to get to everyone though. I promise.

Today's sketch if more of a speed painting, but that was just because I was feeling a bit monochrome with my sketches. The godlings are a race of characters from my would be fantasy novel. I know, I know, do I have to keep drawing them? Apparently the answer to that is, yes.

The fantasy world I made has elder gods and younger gods... the difference between the two is that godlings are normal folks who, for lack of a better term, were uplifted into godhood. They are smug, petty, murderous, at war with themselves, bitter at their status underneath the elder gods - who interact neither with the world of men or godlings - and torment men.

The more cynical of humans refer to them as demons. My sketch doesn't even remotely portray one as described them in the book, but whatever.

Also, I'm doing my best at a Star Wars haiku over at Briane's Star Wars blogathon. 100 days of trivia and a great prize for the eventual champion.

"Help me Obi Wan
You're my only hope," she said.
And Luke felt envy

The most awkward part of all the movies is that crush Luke had on sister. Worthy of a bad poem, I think.


Huntress said...

Good thing the storyline of Star Wars shifted. Might have been a tiny bit awkward.

Jane of JaneZworld said...

ahh nice Haiku
I found you through the
A-Z 2012 Challenge.
Here is my link.
I am JaneofAustralia
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Susan Roebuck said...

Hmmm...I like the sound of godlings, that's a new one for me. It is difficult getting round everyone in the A-Z, I agree. Oh I did something for the Star Wars blogathon - but I showed my ignorance LOL

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Might not look like a Godling but it turned out well.
Don't feel bad - I haven't visited hardly any of my new commenters this week. That's tomorrow's task in between church and Easter dinner.

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

If you watch Empire Strikes back closely, there's some really clever symmetrical storytelling concerning Luke's arc, including his relationship with Leia. Just for starters, he begins and ends the film in a predicament where he hangs upside-down, and after both these experiences, she's there to help rescue him. The second time around, she's more nurturing. This is significant, because he's just learned one other member of his strange family. It may be awkward, but then, so is getting your hand hacked off by your own father.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Star Wars is full of family problems, isn't it?

Good luck with the haiku!

Brinda said...

I cannot do haikus. There's a blogger I follow who writes one every day. And they are all good. I'm always amazed. Great speed painting! Dude has some muscles in his throat.

Jay Noel said...

Like the color. Gives your godling more dimension. Very nice.

I think Star Wars was made to be a stand-alone film just in case it bombed.

But heck, go read some Greek tragedies. Lots of incest (accidental and otherwise)goin' on!!!

S. L. Hennessy said...

I love the name godlings. Definitely feel free to keep drawing them.

Michelle Pickett said...

I love that you are sharing your drawings. I often sketch out my characters...well, my son draws the monsters/creatures in my Urban fantasies. I enjoy seeing what he comes up with and it makes the characters even more real to me.

Great job!
Michelle :)

Tonja said...

I like the detail in the neck especially.

If I could draw, I'd write comic books. I wonder if there's more money in writing comic books than real books.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love looking at your sketches. It's cool to see your characters!

"Worthy of a bad poem, I think."

LOL. Yeah, after I found out she was his sister before watching the trilogy, I wondered what the heck was going on at the beginning.

Emily said...

i like the sketch, the face is very well drawn! the creatures, godlings, sound very interesting.
i also do a sketch of the day on my blog.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Beautiful sketch again, Rusty. I like how this man appears to be of a different race than the standard white guy. It shows growth as an artist.

sue berg said...

LOL! Great haiku.
Interesting description of the younger and elder godlings ... sounds like an interesting conflict and premise for a book ... I'd probably read it when it is available. :-)

Lara Schiffbauer said...

The whole Luke/Leia thing was weird. When I watch it now (because my children are addicted) I always get grossed out when Leia kisses Luke to get even with Han in Empire Strikes Back.

Beautiful drawing :)

Jolie du Pre said...

Love the name of your blog, and the creatures you created sound interesting.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

the shading and depth is coming along nicely.
the characters sound super interesting!
i'm falling behind on all this blogging as well... i don't know how alex and his kind do it!
anyway, the haiku was hilarious, and the situation was awkward and creepy.
have a lovely easter!

Andrew Leon said...

Have you seen George Lucas in Love?

I like your first two lines, but I'm not quite getting the third.

Then, again, I'm not a haiku person.

Sarah Pearson said...

Your Godlings sound interesting. Definite feet of clay, I think.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was awkward between Luke and his sis! Pencil this one under Ignorance Is Bliss.

Eliza Wynn said...

Terrific theme for the challenge!

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Melissa Bradley said...

Sometimes it's hard to translate our words into an exact picture. And I love that haiku. Yeah Luke having a crush on his sister is just eeww...;)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Poor Luke. He never did get a girl friend in the movies. Lost his hand not his heart! Really love the cover to A DEAD GOD'S WRATH, Roland

Theres just life said...

Rusty, Alex sent me over. When I heard you are a guitar player I had to drop in. No, I can't play, but Jack can. He use to play on the same bill with Dusty Hill back before they became ZZ Top.

I am having a hard time getting around to my regular blogs, so don't feel bad.

Pamela JO

J.C. Martin said...

Godlings are an interesting race. And cute Star Wars haiku.

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Empty Nest Insider said...

You are an excellent artist! I just came over from Alex's and I'm glad I did! Julie

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin

Betty Alark said...

I've always admired artist! Being able to draw is an amazing gift!

I hope you will be inspired to bring forth more!

Great work!