Huh, not how I've always imagined Gurgi :)
Can't please everyone. ;)
Gurgi's appearance is def. the most controversial subject I have encountered in 20+ years of doing Prydain fanart. I have many reasons for believing he is basically a talking dog with opposable thumbs, which I will happily geek about for paragraphs, but I'll spare you the details. lol
He is most definitely not the monkey-looking thing most artists have drawn him as, though.
I think pretty much everyone pictures him differently, but my brain always went in a sort of juvenile-sasquatch-werewolf direction, so I can definitely see the canine angle. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE!!!
Hey is this "the black couldron"? Please say yes...!
The Black Cauldron - if you mean the old Disney film - was based (loosely) upon the first two books of the Chronicles of Prydain. This is an adaptation of the first book in the series, so it will have a few similarities with the film, but certainly will not follow it directly.
If you are a fan of the movie I hope you'll stick around and see what the story was REALLY supposed to be like. :)
never noosing around a roaring thorn ;-)
Reading the books, I imagined a sloth-like thing, but this is a million times more professional!
I appreciate that, thank you. :)
I think I had Gurgi as a stronger, more wiry Gollum-like character. Since I first came to the books before the age of 10, I may have been unduly influenced by the cover art.
Possible; he is often depicted as ape-ish, and we do know he is large, since he's able to wield weaponry and apparently his weight is a significant additional burden for a horse to carry.
I definitely wanted to avoid the cuteness of the Disney version, but I also wanted to do something very different than any depiction thus far.