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Grimm and Other Folk Tales - final work! [update]

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:20 am
by cgodbey44
Hey everyone!

I'm a new contributor to Flight, you can see my work coming in Flight 6.

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What can you expect to see?

Monsters, princesses, and trolls!

Classic fairy tales and lesser known folk stories illustrated.

I will be presenting the show in a somewhat educational format. Along side the completed work will be the progression from original idea, thumbnails, to the rough, color comp., etc.

Grimm and Other Folk Tales
is an Alumnus Art Exhibition by Cory Godbey and is comprised of entirely new works.

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Here is a link to my blog where you can find in-progress work for the pieces in the show. Enjoy! ... icial.html

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The Prince in the Tree
from The Old Woman in the Wood


The Glass Coffin
from Snow White


The Princess and the Dragon
from The Four Clever Brothers


Little Red Riding Hood


Hansel and Gretel


The Nine Peahens


The Death and Life of the Beast
from Beauty and the Beast


Ivan and the Firebird
from Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf


The Troll
from The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Daga and the Trolls
from Dag and Daga, and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain

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Note : I'm still updating the supplemental work here.
Check out my blog for all of them :

I felt like I had been asking a lot of everyone to stick with me and through each piece without showing you all the final work. So. I wanted to do something as a way to thank all of you who have been there with me and been enjoying the posts.

Supplemental drawings for each of the ten pieces.

Basically, small companion pieces.

I took another moment from each of the stories and made a new drawing.

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Original post : The Old Woman in the Wood


She lamented her fate but a dove came to her with a golden key.

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"Queen, you are full fair, 'tis true, but Snow White is fairer than you."

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The Thief, the Stargazer, the Hunter, and the Tailor.

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The Wolf

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"...leaving a trail of bread crumbs."

Next post : The peahen

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:57 pm
by rfaccini
Hey Cory.

Right now I'm browsing your blog - and wow! I couldn't wait until I finish read it all to post here.

It makes me feel back to the classroom. I'm really amazed by everything I see in there.

Now back to the blog...

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:23 pm
by jess_smiley

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:05 pm
by cgodbey44
Thanks everyone!

The show opening is April 3rd, so I'm waiting to post all the finished work. But! I wanted to do a little something extra for those who has been enjoying the posts. See the update above.

I'll be updating it about once a day until the show. Enjoy!

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:47 am
by SMVidaurri
your work is graceful and wonderful! I love it!


Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:24 am
by Vear
Yeah Man, you're stuff is wonderful! Such perfect color sensibility! Awesome to say the least! :)

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:24 pm
by Third Red
Absolutely wonderful. I love your drawing style and your colors are amazing!

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:41 am
by cgodbey44
Hey everyone -- got all the final work up!

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:49 am
by squirpy
Wow, those are fantastic! I especially like the red riding hood and Daga and the trolls ones. The colors are so pretty and the compositions work so well!

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:40 am
by Agata
Your works are truly outstanding, so magical - I like especially The Nine Peahens.

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:49 pm
by fourchinnigan
Really beautiful work.

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:19 am
by sharpclaw
I started following your blog the instant I saw this post, so I could follow your work. Your images are beautiful, with graceful, elegant lines, and provide a wonderful child's book feel without feeling childish. Lovely stuff!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:58 am
by campy22
This is so interesting.
At first, I just scanned over your work and thought... ha..yeah.. cool.. but for some reason, i couldn't stop looking at it, and went through all the images, one by one, meticulously.
There is something incredibly appealing and compelling about your work and I couldn't put my finger on it at first, then I think I got it.

You are doing fantasy work with a romantic feel. Instead of high action, high octane, or merely pretty images, your images are infused with a sense of storytelling , of passive action and lyricism that is not usually found at that level in these types of images.

GREAT work, Some of the best stuff I have discovered in a long time!



Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:54 pm
by DarkWriter31
Every picture you do tells a story! Amazing!

The Glass Coffin, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel are my favorites but I love them all!

I could definately see your work accompanying a illustrated version of short stories or full novels, for example Alice in Wonderland!