Drawing Satyrs :::Horns::: Picture

Puck, one of the best known tricksters in Western Tradition, is a strange little figure- Sometimes grotesque, a hobgoblin, a wild faery, and a shape-shifter of many forms. In English folklore he is called Robin Goodfellow or just Puck, and to the Irish, Pooka. In medieval times, his name was sometimes a term for the devil.

William Blake pictured Puck like Pan from Greek Mythology. Our Puck will borrow this image, with a mixture of hobgoblin and satyr characteristics. Like a satyr, he has the hindquarters of a goat and cloven hooves. And like a goblin, his features are distorted-with a wiry muscular frame and an angular feral face.

Drawing Horns

1. A simple curved, cone horn.

2. Twisted like an antelope horn.

3. A bit more of a fantasy twist to the Antelope horn.

4. Curved and coiled like a ram's horn.



1. Let's start with a human figure. The center of gravity for a human is just above the pelvis.

2. Goat legs bend differently from human legs, and so the center of gravity has to be correspondingly lowered. This makes the back arch more.

3. Or, if the bend in the knees is more acute, the tail goes out for balance and the figure hunches forward.

4. Pulling the torso forward off of the center of gravity gives the illusion of motion.

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