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I had so much fun going all-out on the “temper tantrum” design: “I WANT MORE JEWELS! MORE INFANTS! MORE POWER! MORE BLOOD! I DON’T REMEMBER TELLING YOU TO STOP FEEDING ME!”
There’s definitely some Jhonen Vasquez/Edmund McMillen influence in here.
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I try my best to avoid tentacles whenever I’m drawing mile-high all-devouring god-beasts, since Cthulhu is just so aggressively played-out by now.
That said, I do love some ominous floating superstructures looming in the background and grotesque biological weirdness.
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I love the idea of weird or niche varieties of fish-people, especially lionfish- their venomous spines and bright warning stripes felt perfect for a despotic ruler at the intersection of “I can and will kill you if I feel like it” and “I’m going to look amazing.”
Since fish aren’t mammals, I conveniently got out of drawing breasts- I’m still pretty bad at drawing bodies that are clearly female, but here at least I could say “screw it, lionfish-people have weird dimorphism.”
I tried sketching her reclining on the couch, but it either didn’t work or made her look too much like a sex symbol instead of “stop wasting my time or you’ll be thrown to the crocodiles.”
I really like the idea of a shamanistic character who doesn’t need any weapons other than very strong hallucinogenic paint fumes. Sure, you know that there isn’t really a giant skull charging right at you, but it sure feels like there is.
I also like the idea of a shaman who’s still burly and can take or throw a punch if he really needs to, on the off-chance the intense hallucinations don’t drive enemies away already.
Credit to Google Images for reference on the mask and the body paint, this was a blast to dream up and create.
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Some of my favorite artists are Jen Zee, Nils Hamm, Igor Kieryluk, and Ai Weiwei.|
I am a self-taught digital artist who, in retrospect, probably should have gotten Photoshop instead of Flash. Whatever, it's a moot point now.