Artist's description:

Original dark fantasy charcoal drawing. Stephen - a horror in every sense, he is the only one of my creatures to actually give me nightmares- until I finally got him out onto paper.

He's called Stephen after the Alice Cooper song of the same name which is what I was listening to when he first came crawling out of the dubious recesses of my imagination. At least, that's where I hope he's from....

He took years to complete, more of an engineering project than a piece of art. I draw all my monsters from the bones up - literally, working out how the skeleton is put together, adding bones and ligaments, figuring out how the whole thing actually works. That is very important to me as it means whatever I present to the world is as real as these things are to me.

He has as you can see eight main arms- two pairs forward facing, two back plus a smaller set used for feeding. Being a hybrid - I think he was a person, once- he has lost his human eyes and sees with a cluster of spider eyes located where his mouth would have been, with a toothless mouth under his chin.

Whoever he ends up living with next will also receive copies of some of the prelim artwork and a more detailed explanation of his physical makeup and behaviour.

Framed in oak with acrylic glazing so he is safe to ship.

Materials used:

Fabriano Artistico paper, charcoal pencil, Wolffs carbon pencil

Stephen (2009)


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This artwork is sold by Karen Ruffles from United Kingdom

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