The monster I painted today is called a wendigo. It is in the myths of the Algonquian people. One version of the myth states this scary monstrosity was once a human but because he tasted the flesh of another man, he was warped and twisted into this creature and now hunts and eats the living. It has described with ‘desiccated skin’ and ‘bones popping out of the flesh’. A terrifying creature for sure. I want to give it a ‘undead’ look but not be gory.
My sixth creature design. It could be pushed more. I am going though growing pains with character concepts at the moment. Since it is purely from my imagination, I should have looked at some references to push the clothing design, something that isn’t my strongest suite at the moment. I also made her arms incredibly lanky. The goal was to 1. make a undead queen and 2. not fall into the cliche trope making it look like the Queen in Snow White or Maleficent. In all honestly it looks more like a sorceress then a queen. I spent about 2 hours on it. I’ve done worse.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I have dragons on the brain. However I’ve have been working on a interesting illustration involving a man in a parachute… and zombies! Will upload it as soon as it’s finished. Started sketching dragons a week ago in a more traditional way. Need to start finishing my paintings again by adding details. Tried my best at details with this piece, even watched a short tutorial on how to add dragon detail patterns such as scales…so I attempted it but I didn’t feel I did too well. One thing I am happy with is the dragon’s face. I was tempted to just crop the painting just showing the head and neck. Only spent about a hour and a half on it so it isn’t too bad for the time spent. Used Photoshop and a wacom tablet. Any tips and pointers on adding details to dragons are appreciated.