Slight bit of an Oldie this one, or rather one that was sketched about a good 2 years ago and one i finally decided to paint up and get done with about a month back, and polished off today.
It basically started off as a pastiche towards Iron Maiden artwork, in fact pretty much the same as this item done by the wonderful Derek Rigg [link]
Zulie would have been an appropriate choice due to her death mask, and her recent ability in her design to be able to reveal her mask by peeling off her face like a reptile skin. Come the painting stage though i decided to kick it up a notch by going into deeper detail of the jungle and environmental ambiance to go with it. I almost chucked in a butterfly or arrow frog for kicks, but for art narrative i decided to do without.
For MrTuke newcomers, this is my character Zulie Zerpent, a Jungle Witch and Psychic mutant, whose people worship her as a Snake Goddess (ears like a horned viper, rattle tail etc). Asides from IronMaiden, the title refers to her self imposed exile to the perilous jungle of "the Krugeri Dream" prior to the events of the main story of Genma Visage.
Character, Genma Visage and art by me. Done in Derwent Water colour pencils, water colours and felt tips.[link]Genma Visage © Thomas Tuke