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Lloyd Prior

Unit 1 – 3rd October – Tyto Alba

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Blog lists..........................................Page 2 Tyto Alba.........................................Page 3

Thumbnails.....................................Page 4

Concept Work.................................Page 5

Essay Intro......................................Page 6

Partnership.....................................Page 7

Blog Posting
Reviews La Belle et la Review The Fly 1986 The Fly 1958

Hand Drawings First Pose Second Pose/ third pose/ fourth pose and fifth pose

Inspirations Influence Map

Thumbnails 1-4 5-11 – also Silhouettes

Concept Art WereOwl NightOwl (superhero)

Tyto Alba
Research The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Alpide belt, most of Indonesia, and the Pacific islands. It is known by many other names, which may refer to the appearance, call, habitat or the eerie, silent flight: White Owl, Silver Owl, Demon Owl, Ghost Owl, Death Owl, Night Owl, Rat Owl, Church Owl, Cave Owl, Stone Owl, Monkey-faced Owl, Hissing Owl, Hobgoblin or Hobby Owl, Dobby Owl,White Breasted Owl, Golden Owl, Scritch Owl, Screech Owl, Straw Owl, Barnyard Owl and Delicate Owl. "Golden Owl" might also refer to the related Golden Masked Owl (T. aurantia). "Hissing Owl" and, particularly in the USA, "screech owl", referring to the piercing calls of these birds. The latter name, however, more correctly applies to a different group of birds, the screech-owls in the genus Megascops. The barn owl's scientific name, established by G.A. Scopoli in 1769, literally means "white owl", from the onomatopoetic Ancient Greek tyto (τυτο) for an owl—compare English "hooter"—and Latin alba, "white". There is many breeds of the barn owl such as the German barn owl, the Australian barn owl, Cuban barn owl, Chillie barn owl and Hawaii barn owl all looking different from each other so i had plenty to base my hybrid on. I mainly looked at the Hawaii barn owl (pictured right). I looked at this because it caught my eye the most out of all the barn owls, its posture, claws and eyes are all predator and cool looking. So i decided to take the eyes, claws and wings from the barn owl and make them bigger to catch people’s eyes more.

Thumbnails and Silhouettes
The thumbnails to the right are postures of the barn owl I focused on, its stance what it looks like when landing and what it looks like when flying. Top left owl is in stance pose and the three underneath are of owls in flight poses or landing. Silhouettes A few thumbnails of silhouettes of hybrids with inspirations from the film Splice and werewolves transformation. In these silhouettes i have mainly looked at the feet of an owl and made them stand out more.

Concept Work
the colour scheme of the barn owl is mainly brown and white and its texture is feathered so I’m looking into my skin texture with feathers also the texture of the owls feet with my hands. Idea – WereOwl

For this I looked at feathers and fur growing out from the skin as I transformed from human to WereOwl.

I have also looked at my hybrid in human form stance but over the top size owl features in feathers and fur. The images aren’t finished yet just to show what I’m up to.

Also I have looked at an owls face features and my features and fused them together.

Introduction to essay
In this essay I will be examining Shape-shifting in folklore and religion. My main focus will be the main shape-shifters which are Lycanthropy (werewolves), Cynanthropy (weredogs) and Ailuranthropy (werecats) and why these types of shape-shifting are so popular in fantasy stories and films. Also transformation punishment by the gods to mortals and the fascination of humans with hybridization. So ill be looking at - Shape-shifting in religion, i will exam Egypt’s mythology. - Shape-shifting in Folklore stories. - Punishment in human/animal metamorphosis

Anthony Duke said... Hey Lloyd, I'm realy liking the superhero approach to your design, it's very unique and i think theres a lot of potential to this, just make sure you include a good percentage of you animal in your final design otherwise it could just end up a man with wings. Keep Going! Peaz! Lloyd Prior said... Hey Anthony, i like the style of your art work above, its simple and i can see what it is straight away. which is what you intended to do which is also a good thing, looking forward to more from ya. =) This is pretty much the only communication I have had since being pared up with Anthony and fred. But as we have realised this hardly any think we are going to be focusing on communicating and helping each other out in the future for the main crit.

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