A sketch of a beastly, pale, ghostly creature with many long limbs and a difficult to discern face against a void-like background.


2022 | Digital [Clip Studio Paint]

Trying to design an entity, looming, ancient, and decayed, forcefully ripped away from eternal slumber.

I’m not sure if I caught the exact vibe I was trying to achieve; for me it always feels difficult designing a beast that genuinely unnerves me in the way I want, or feeling as though I fell into justing making another ‘generic scary concept art monster’, but with a few more passes and reflecting further on why things like Lyuba set off that not-quiet-horror-but-boy-I-feel-a-little-uneasied feeling [mummified mammoth at that link by the way], or how some plants today still make fruit for long gone, massive beasts that used to tread were we tread now sets off a weird, haunted melancholy, I could get somewhere.

This is part of a larger body of work that, as of this writing, I don’t have a dedicated page for yet, but when I do, you can find more here.

A sketch of a beast with a long body and many limbs. Its head is vaguely shaped like some kind of animal.

Here’s a first draft. There’s not really much to add, just an attempt at a guy.