Sunday, September 23, 2007

the devil lives in Jersey

"I looked out upon the Delaware River and saw flying diagonally across what appeared to be a large crane, but which was emitting a glow like a firefly. Its head resembled that of a ram, with curled horns, and its long thick neck was thrust forward in flight. It had long thin wings and short legs, the front legs shorter than the hind." — E.W. Minster, Bristol, PA. Sighted on January 16, 1909

yes, the Jersey Devil. though some would argue that title should go to a few of the more colorful citizens of the garden state.
though this was tough. coloring wise. and i'm not too happy with it, so don't be surprised if you see a TOTALLY different version of it...or not


Bill Ferguson said...

It looks good Steve. I like the values and composition of the piece overall. You did a great job in addressing the hair texture and anatomy of the Devil. You can really see the arm muscles and rib cage underneath his thin coat of slick fur, the wings are also very cool. There are many interpretations of the Jersey Devil but the most popular one is the half man half horse depiction, though I feel yours is very new, inventive plus well done! Way to go Ya Ya!

mike r baker said...

I like it a lot! Great night colors and a nice rendition of fur. And I agree with everything Bill said as well.

Josh Hoye said...

I like it steve. Its sooo freakin creepy lookin. If I saw that thing in the woods Id crap myself.