2017 Month of Fear Goal:
1. Do book cover formats.
2. Include male characters.
So, I give you Week 1: Howl.
It's back! My favorite event every year! I'm going to try my best to do a piece for each week, but I do have a lot of traveling coming up. Going to Detroit to give a talk and I'm doing Illuxcon Convention at the end of the month. Fingers crossed I can squeeze in at least 4 pieces. That's why all of them will be black and white.
Week 1 word prompt is "Howl"
My initial thoughts were werewolf, which could have been fun. But I wanted to think further to have imagery that's different. I've been thinking back to my first 2015 MoF ( Reflection and Trial ) and my first 2 illustrations were about different ways to die. That lead my brain to think of being fed to the wolves. So my character will be tied to a tree and left for dead. Initially I thought I could do a MEGA wolf like in Princess Mononoke or include a bunch of eyes in the darkness. I ended up wanting something more personal and one on one. I wanted a conversation between the wolf and victim. The final piece measures 14" x 18" . Below is some of my inspiration from Edward Kinsella and Miranda Meeks.
Some of the references I pulled from the internet and reference I took of my good ol' cousin. I don't have as much process work for this one because I only had a few days to pull this together. I did listen to the movie "The Revanant" to get myself into the proper mood for this piece. And later listen to the original soundtrack. Love that film.