Part 2: Research – Week 13

Vanessa Ramirez

Research for “El Cadejo”

Reference for both concepts: Pinterest

Concept 01

Two brothers walked through an unknown path in the middle of the woods, as they walked for a long time they found a cabin. They went to the cabin and found out it was the house of a powerful black magician. He offered the brothers shelter in exchange of their help. He instructed them to collect some logs to warm his house at night. However, the brothers failed to do the task assigned and instead ate .the magician’s food. When the magician found out what the brothers did he told them to leave his house. As the brothers when out he set a curse for their misbehavior. As time passed on their way home to the village they started to hear howls from a far away distance. Scared of the creature making those sounds, they fast-paced until they encountered a huge monster. A dog so abnormally big with a black like coal fur with hypnotizing red eyes was growling in front of them. Then, they thought ‘this must be el cadejo, the evil spirit the elders of the village talked about’…

Concept 02 

On a hot summer afternoon, a young couple of brothers wandered far away from home. As night arrived, they encountered the black cadejo. The brothers knew about the existence of this black spirit because villagers used to talk about a shaman. A man who lived in a secluded part of the village who practiced dark magic. The elders of the community believed that at night the shaman turned into the black cadejo.  A shapeshifter who attacked people who wandered at night. The brothers also believed in the white cadejo. A spirit so noble, made by the gods to protect those who wander at night. Soon enough they heard another animal getting close, as the moonlight touched the other animal’s fur.  The young brothers saw it. It was the white cadejo. The two animals approached the now scared brothers, in the back of their minds they knew what would happen, they hear stories like this from the elders in the village. Both spirits will fight for their souls. If only the white cadejo win, they would get safe and sound back to their family

Part 1: Story Concept – Week 12

Vanessa Ramirez

Story Concept for “El Cadejo”

BACKGROUND: In El Salvador, the dog-like creature is known as El Cadejo, is said to look like a dog but is not a dog, has deer-like hooves and also moves like a deer, rather than a dog. The white Cadejos are known to be benevolent and eat bell-like flowers that only grows on volcanoes. The white Cadejo protects people including drunks, vagabonds, and people with grudges from all evil footsteps and even La Siguanaba (a shape-changing spirit), and bad choices which are sometimes caused by the evil black Cadejo. The black Cadejo is malevolent and lures people to make bad choices. The black Cadejo has glowing red eyes and eats newborn puppies and sometimes the black Cadejo is said to be the devil himself. The black Cadejo is said to be able to stand on two feet like a man and swiftly throw punches on its victims, letting them know that they are no ordinary dog.

STORY: Two brothers who walk into the house of a black magician. During a storm, he asks the boys to help him with some logs for a fire. Both boys slack on the job and ate the man’s food. Once he finds out the little bit of food he had is missing and that there is not enough wood for his fire, he puts a curse on the road that leads to the boys’ village. Voices bother the boys and when they turn their backs on the voices they get turned into creatures: a white cadejo and a black one. After going back to their village in their cursed form they get kicked out and have no choice but to wander.

Discussion – Week 05

Vanessa Ramirez

Value and Composition

This artwork made by Caravaggio grabs the viewer’s attention with the contrast between the wing and the black background. In addition, value helps to diffirentiate the background and foreground creating perspective. This helps to guide viewer’s eye from one point to another of the artwork. Also, it gives the illusion of a three dimensional shape by using shadow and highlights.