I spent some time on the beach this summer. I sketched this one eyed merman while looking out over the ocean. Maybe he belongs to the side of the family Aquaman does not want to talk about.
One of the things I did this summer was go on a hike in the jungle with my family. We were in the jungles of Espírito Santo state in southeast Brazil. The jungle in Espírito Santo does not look like this illustration, but the hike inspired me to make this drawing. Fortunately, we did not run into any giant snakes, although our guide said one lived in the area. I imagine it is not as big as the one I created.
Here is my illustration of an Oni. Oni are a kind of supernatural ogre like creature in Japanese folklore. Oni are typically portrayed as hulking figures with horns growing out of their foreheads.
I took the inspiration for the face of the Oni from a photo I took at a traveling exhibit of samurai armor. The armor is from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, in Dallas, Texas. I thought the face mask had a very Oni look.
More work for a client the RPG publisher Esoterica Exhumed https://landofnod.blog/ This is an illustration of a fleeing centaur with a half-faun hanging on. They are fleeing from some terrible fate. The setting has an Ancient Persian inspired theme. This illustration and the next illustration I will post later this week were created for NOD. NOD is a bi-monthly gaming magazine for old school hex crawl games.