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Some visual research on goblins and how they’ve been illustrated by various people. There’s a HUGE variation in the portrayal of goblins, with many looking completely different from each other which would make me question if there is a diffinitive idea of what a goblin looks like.

Over the years I have played many roleplaying games, live action roleplaying games and fantasy themed card games, in which goblins sometimes feature. Tthis has influenced me to think of goblins as having most of the following traits which are evident in many of the pictures below; goblins are short, with cartoonishly long, pointy noses and ears. They’re usually quite childish and fickle, lacking in common sense and manners, but they have at a moment’s notice they can turn menacing and dangerous if you cross them. This is the kind of goblin that I am thinking of portraying in the book, goblins that work in your brain to make sure everything works, but their silliness and simple-mindedness often gets in the way and stops them from working efficiently. Then when depression occurs these goblins are affected in various ways so that keeping the brain working well is more and more difficult.

http://deathspell13.tumblr.com/post/74242487379/goblin-week-raaaaaaaahhh-goblin-shaman

http://sinto619.tumblr.com/post/74268371589

http://theargonautscomic.tumblr.com/post/74223980958/lunch-goblin-week-day-4

http://theargonautscomic.tumblr.com/post/73981898643/the-guardian-goblin-week-day-2

http://theargonautscomic.tumblr.com/post/74097387887/a-gift-for-the-king-goblin-week-day-three

http://theargonautscomic.tumblr.com/post/74362185427/my-fifth-goblinweek-submission-i-need-a-name

http://theargonautscomic.tumblr.com/post/74468461067/its-11-55-guys-day-six-of-goblinweek-is-still

http://littlefoible.tumblr.com/post/74570082736/604-goblins-for-goblin-week-at-the-eleventh-hour

http://krushak-dagra.tumblr.com/post/74420624411/goblin-warriors-by-gadyn

http://krushak-dagra.tumblr.com/post/72791512702

http://mtg-talk.tumblr.com/post/74383537905/my-boyfriend-plays-magic-the-gathering-for-valentines

http://mollyarts.tumblr.com/post/74675076932/i-just-missed-goblin-week-by-a-hair-but-what-the

http://imperialfister.tumblr.com/post/60305676161/these-are-quite-gorgeous-not-sure-what-you-could

http://robocorn.tumblr.com/post/74011449488/an-axegoblin-man-i-love-drawing-girdles-and

http://robocorn.tumblr.com/post/74554758830/whelp-goblin-week-is-done-this-is-what-i-ended

http://robocorn.tumblr.com/post/74235283283/goblin-kleptomancer

http://robocorn.tumblr.com/post/74011228291/kingotweasels-goblinweek-what-is-goblin

http://infinity-comics.tumblr.com/post/68990507576/pathfinder-goblins-5-cover-colors-by-mark

http://alexanderexorcist.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-Warlock-270323711

http://cynic-pavel.deviantart.com/art/Hoarding-Crooked-Ocean-Goblin-355716084

http://alexanderexorcist.deviantart.com/art/Amanita-Goblin-356509815?q=gallery%3AAlexanderExorcist%2F12356651&qo=8

http://alexanderexorcist.deviantart.com/art/Holiday-Mood-347387197?q=gallery%3AAlexanderExorcist%2F12356651&qo=15

http://doxolove.tumblr.com/post/62886983978/for-nostalgias-sake-had-to-doodle-sargo-after

http://chichapie.deviantart.com/art/That-goblin-again-257542662

http://dron111.deviantart.com/art/old-evil-goblin-338584329

http://armandeo64.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-143165750

http://armandeo64.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-concept-290229562?q=gallery%3Aarmandeo64&qo=2

http://armandeo64.deviantart.com/art/Underworlders-277382756

http://armandeo64.deviantart.com/art/GoblinLord-255248392

http://weheartit.com/entry/47983069/via/meantime

http://daveallsop.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-Warrior-Token-Card-90631634

http://milkinajar.tumblr.com/post/74434513175/goblin-week

http://shipwreck-planet.tumblr.com/post/74449502356/hammer-goblin

Harry Potter

http://waitingondhr.tumblr.com/post/67540040342/goblins-are-a-highly-intelligent-race-of-small

Labyrinth

http://jeffstokely.tumblr.com/post/60173464649/some-goblins-for-fun

http://aurumnorthwood.tumblr.com/post/56776209429/topsy-turvy-goblins-brian-froud-and-final-cut-in

Lord of the Rings

http://jonhodgson.deviantart.com/art/Misty-Mountains-Goblin-207411708

The Hobbit

http://ryanvogler.deviantart.com/art/The-Goblin-King-The-Hobbit-360083449

Warhammer Fantasy

http://slaine69.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-Dwarf-Battle-426169709
Additional links:

http://worldoffroud.smugmug.com/Art/Brian-Froud-Art/19797010_rgkTpj#!i=1555996174&k=KRnkJKj

http://fuckyeahgoblins.tumblr.com/

http://worldoffroud.smugmug.com/Art/Wendy-Froud-Art/19800054_3GRQCD#!i=1556108085&k=cQQRzhm

http://goblinweek.tumblr.com/

All Final Major Project related posts (in order):

FMP Brief

FMP: Letter to MIND and Re-think Mental Illness

Final Major Project timetable and tutorial sheet from 27/1/14

’100 Aspects of the Moon’ by Tsuki Hyakushi

Carlos Aon

Anne Yvonne Gilbert

Luciana Fernandez

Goblins research

Goblins and ideas

Research Poster

A change in sea-nerey (ahah, puns)

When I lost my motivation

Flailing for ideas

Salvaging the remains of the project

The beginning of an article

The First Version

The Second Version

The Third Version

Article the fourth

The Final Version

Final Major Project: A Reflective Summary

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