Within this series there are B&W images, and then within those ones I did using this rough look. I’m particularly fond of these, partly because they are fun and very spooky, but also because they seem to be evolving. If you look at them carefully, there are interlocking and/or overlapping forms, and pattern becomes important. You can notice this for example in the striped creature existing within the shadow profile shape of another creature.
Look at the snake head up close. I did a screen capture so you can get a sense of scale. The image is fairly large.
I know what snakes look like, and can easily look up reference images. But this guy is weirder, reminding me of eels and fish. It seems a very prehistoric snake, mottled and murky. And it’s eating another snake.
And here’s a close-up of the lined creature’s head.
These are beasts of the imagination and subconscious, and they seem to be evolving through this style of drawing. A weird sort of reality is manifesting itself. There’s an element of dreams/nightmares creeping in. Not dreams I’ve had, but that quality of being submerged in another reality.
This one’s appropriate for Halloween, I guess.