I painted this piece as a prospective cover for my art book before I decided to put it on hold. I had been having a rare fit of extreme artblock so by the time I spit this out, it felt like a miracle. This creature (he of the long snout and tree trunk head) had been floating around my brain for a few days before I drew him. His face, the muzzle portion at least, came to me in a dream about a demon who wanted to marry me (I should be so arrogant) although in the dream I was rather terrified of the creature, his face intrigued me a lot and I began using it.
Time: 15-20+ hours
Tools: Watercolour and pastel on canvas
Reference: My elk skull, Autrella and some other random animal anatomical reference of which I have forgotten.
This painting is bloodmarked and Copyright to Aria '51' Keehn ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you so much for looking.