"Don't let your eyes deceive you." (TW: disturbing appearance)

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"Beloved son of forgotten god, do not be sad for your loss, do not weep for the cage in which they want to put you, lay your hands on sacred lake and let it become boiling gold, immerse your body in lake, but fear neither pain nor oblivion, for captivity burns bones stronger than a red-hot metal.
Immerse yourself in the golden whirlpool, and let your eyes go blind, and let your hands rot, and lose your beauty forever and ever, and let all who were sighted but whose minds were blind abandon you, and let you escape enslavement, and the deep woods become your home."

I believe the word "gorgeous"

I believe the word "gorgeous" fits this concept exactly, for all the ugly and pretty sides to it.
Besides that, while it does look disturbing, its hair, accessories and clothing make it appear civil. For better, or worse. These have an interesting design.

I like that I can't tell whether that thing on its front arm is a glove, bones stripped of skin, or a prosthesis.
That lil thing on its rump would look like a small saddle, to my fawn. I can almost see him wanting to get up there, the punk.
Does this creature make a fleshy sound when it moves?

And I never thought I'd say these words in my life in this exact order, but flesh freckles is an adorable idea.

Thank you for sharing this piece on tefc, this place hasn't been getting enough art.
Urschanabi's picture

OMG, the final coloured

OMG, the final coloured version with all the details looks so cool!

Also I miss Hagal and all your art of her *sigh*

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Gosh, thank you for such kind

Gosh, thank you for such kind words, I didn't expect anyone to like my controversial design!
In part, I think there is beauty in ugliness, human eye is unaccustomed to sloppy shapes and intimidating silhouettes, we wear too many masks and too many concealing garments, we strive for a certain ideal, so anything that goes beyond that seems scary and horrifying, we let our eyes deceive our minds. Sometimes ugliness hides something more impressive and beautiful.

And yes, it is a gauntlet, there is a version without embellishments: https://i.imgur.com/BuhAzYo.png

The sound he makes is more like a lot of little bursting bubbles and stretching skin x)
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Oh, thank you, dear friend.

Oh, thank you, dear friend.
Well, I think I'll please you with drawings of the redheaded lady someday, when I have more energy and time ^^
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Urschanabi's picture

Sounds promising, I'll be

Sounds promising, I'll be looking forward to that!

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