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Kristen Heritage

I started this piece about a year ago....  I've worked on it on and off, and I finally gathered the motivation to finish it today.There is no story here... I decided to draw a demon after coming across a creature with "vertical eyes" in a novel I was reading.  I thought to myself "man, that would look awesome on a demon!"   And that's where this guy came from.  I wanted to give him an expression of supressed rage, of seething.... but I found that it is rather hard to convey emotions with no eyebrows and vertical eyes.  It just doesn't translate.  I also wanted to give him bone structure and facial features that were distinctly inhuman.  I decided to give him very sharp, angular features.  He was originally supposed to look more masculine, but that went down the tubes somewhere in the middle of the lineart process. All of it was done in Crayola colored pencil.  I feel like I should acquire some superior pencils at some point, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.... I did the background in Paintshop Pro, just to replace the blank paper it would have otherwise.So, here's ma demon.  Hope you like him. :)

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