Steampunk Myths and Legends Entry: Roman Bernhard Eppstein


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Roman Bernhard Eppstein is entered in the “Steampunk Myths and Legends” update: View Challenge Page

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Modeling Cottage


#2

First I wish you all good luck with your entries !

The Legend ‘Golem’ comes agan to my mind spontanously … but at same time it makes me sceptical. Why choose a legend of a city in a foreign country … I’ve got that book about “Myths and Legends in Switzerland” and done first a research for a basic story thats closer to me and my cultural background. Otherwise many legends are not much related to a specific country and could be ‘happen’ anywhere, Golem too, hmmm …

I’m just thinking loud.


#3

It risk to have many Golem in this challenge…

and “Myths and Legends in Switzerland” is more original… I prefer a lot this one…

Best wishes for the Challenge :wavey:


#4

hey you !!
best of luck for this new challenge :slight_smile:


#5

Hey Roman,

great to see you’re in!:bounce:
I would also say that there are propably a lot of Golems around, so I’m looking forward to see some ideas of your book.

Good luck for this one!

-sabrina


#6

laurent & sabrina, thanks ! You’re probably right about ‘golem’. I will post later some ideas based on swiss legends & myths.

thanks flaeticia !


#7

I’done a research about swiss myth & legends,
there a 3 very well know legends …

  1. Wilhelm Tell - The man with the crossbow a fighter against the emperor, a national myth about the beginning of Swiss Confederation in 1291 !


  1. Arnold Winkelried - Martyr in the Battle of Sempach

  1. Teufelsbrücke - Devils Bridge - A legend about the bridge built by the Devil himself.

BUT,
I have choosen another one … :curious:


#8

I’ve choosen the legend about the Giant Säntis (or Sämtis).

A legend about this giant and how the typical scattering settlement (streusiedlung) was made in this part of Switzerland.

His bed was the ‘schwendibachtal’ and his cushion was the “meglisalp”. The “Sealpsee” was built by his elbow when he was standing up to pick up several houses for building a city (!)

A farmer has made a long slit with his scythe in the giant’s bag filled with houses; so the giant lost all the houses on his way. Now it’s look similiar to this :

I’ve choosen this story because I think it something I can handle in time and with my skills. A steampunked giant who pick up a house to fill his bag.
Another version told how the giant was stumble across a mountain (säntis).

I will do now some sketches (probably in 3d).


#9

I already saw your story in my head… great !

For the fun, you can see some references of swiss village in Paris 1900 exposition !
http://www.lemog.fr/lemog_expo_v2/thumbnails.php?album=146

but of course, you have more in your country :scream:

Bon courage pour la suite, j’ai hâte de voir les premiers crobards !


#10

Thanks for the link, Lemog, that’s very helpful.


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I’ve choosen the legend about…

The Giant Säntis (or Sämtis).

The legend about the giant Säntis (or Sämtis) tells how the typical scattering settlement (streusiedlung) was created in this part of Switzerland.

His bed was the ‘schwendibach valley’ and his pillow was the ‘meglisalp’. The ‘Sealpsee’ (lake) was built by his elbow when he was standing up to pick up several houses for building a big city.

A farmer has made a long slit with his scythe in the giant’s bag filled with houses; so the giant lost all the houses on his way.

Or - another version told how the giant was stumble across a mountain (säntis).

I’ve choosen this story because I think it is something I can handle in time and with my skills and 'cause it’s a legend located near my home (less then one hour by car).

I will do now some concept sketches (probably in 3d).

Main scene elements:

  • Giant (Steampunk Design)
  • Little mountain cottage
  • With or without Farmer and his scythe

Sorry for the doublepost, but I’d like to submit my concept idea to the challenge page.


#12

Normal ! and serious ! :thumbsup:


#13

3d concept scetches (1-6) with little mountain cottage and giant (placeholder) to check out angle & scale.


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3d Concept Sketch 2


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3d Concept Sketch 3


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3d Concept Sketch 4


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3d Concept Sketch 6


#18

3d Concept Sketch 5


#19

Hello Roman,

so you’re going with a local legend, good choice. I’ve heard of this one before, but had only a vague memory, so I appreciate the good explanation:) . And the concept sketches already give a good idea of the scene. So I’m looking forward to see more now!

-sabrina


#20

Already finished ? :twisted: haha

that appear very good, I like much this guy like that :applause: