The Wicked World series of drawings that I’ll post throughout the rest of October will be comprised of depictions of the many villains I’ve designed for some of my past comics and short stories. And yes, the title is meant to be a reference to the Black Sabbath song.
Man, I really outdid myself on this one.
This is actually a remake of a drawing I did back in mid August. I liked the premise of the original drawing, but I didn't feel that it met its full capabilities.
I'd recommend to zoom in with this one to pick up some of the more subtle details I put in, especially around the horned dude's face.
Originally I wrote a couple of paragraphs dedicated to just describing what the demon looking guys in this drawing are, but being that I didn't want to scare away the one or two viewers I have with a colossal wall of text I'll try my best to put it as simply as possible.
These guys act less as actual Satan figures and more as viruses. They infect people through their nightmares and once they have control of a host, they dehumanize them to such a level that their spirit leaves their body and they become a living puppet. While the demons mostly travel through shared nightmares, another way they could claim a new host is through blood. That is if the soon to be host is forced to drink the brain blood of a criminally insane person. For the sake of reference, I'll most likely refer to these guys as "Wampangoes". A bit of an odd sounding name, but I figured it would give them a more archaic vibe.
The drawing here depicts the climax of a story I wrote that introduced these Wampangoes. The main character, Mitchel Hugo, is a mild mannered basket case who is infected after an unsettling encounter with Richard Oxford, a malevolent insane asylum escapee.
In this scene Hugo attempts the act of trepanation on himself, being that in older folklore it was believed that doing so would expel evil spirits from a person's mind. As can be seen, it didn't work out too well for him.
Music listened to while drawing:
狂女節 - J.A. Seazer (from "Jashumon")
凶兆 - J.A. Seazer (from "Jashumon")
和讃 - J.A. Seazer (from "Jashumon")
Banging The Door - Public Image Ltd.
Four Enclosed Walls - Public Image Ltd.
Suspiria - Goblin
Markos - Goblin
Exorcism - Killing Joke
Pleasures Of The Flesh - Killing Joke
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Demon - Daemonia