Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

These are a couple of yokai inspired spooky swamp dwellers for Halloween.  I had been impressed by the designs of Japanese netsuke in the V&A museum London then later saw an incredible exhibition in Paris on the supernatural yokai of Japanese culture.  The designs are based on traditional Japanese deities & goblins.

 The rough sketches above developed into these more abstract painted sketches I did for fun as I was painting the larger one
This amphibious swamp creature was a leaving present for Story Commando James 'Zero Dark Thirty' Baker