I thought I might reserve a spot to begin this challenge, but I'm currently working full time so I'm just going to see how far I get with this. Currently researching for ideas and using this line as a starting point for research:
He is a freak of nature, a monster, an anomaly who doesn’t belong in the world he lives in.
So of course I had to have a look at the original Beast from Disney.
I had to think about where the beast is from so I looked up a few stories and perhaps the origin of beauty and the beast. I stumbled upon the story of Eros and Psyche
from Greek mythology which of course had many variations but the notable part is that Psyche was most beautiful. So beautiful that Aphrodite made his son Eros divert any man from ever marrying her out of jealousy.
I may as well document what other references I found. Predominantly, I liked the Scandinavian story of Grendel from Beowulf
as it kind of matches how the Beast gets hunted down.
Then there was also the Nian
; a beast mentioned in the Chinese Zodiac which explains their New Years and the customs of it.
Then I also wanted to look at other concepts as I kind of what to mash the stories together for the Beast.
I'm not really sure how much we're supposed to post....
Anyway, these concepts were pretty awesome so I shall be starting on making my own concepts as of tomorrow! Can't wait to see how I go with this.
[PLEASE NOTE THIS STARTING POST ARE RESEARCH/REFERENCE IMAGES AND NONE OF THE IMAGES ARE MINE]