This monster creation was done for inclusion in this week’s Illustration Friday’s call for entries themed ‘Ferocious’. The creature’s form is inspired by some of the carvings on display at the contemporary Inuit art exhibit on the display at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which I saw when I last visited Toronto. The works are at once whimsical and naive while at the same time horrific and grotesque. Look up works by Karoo Ashevak as great examples of the clean, simple organic forms, often pulled directly their natural materials, which are then contorted into screaming, mutated beings. I don’t intend on turning this blog into an art class, that’s just what this piece was about.

Illustration Friday - Ferocious
Illustration Friday - Ferocious reference