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I feel that I've gotten into a period of artsyness, maybe more than that, a period of development and learning, an urge to get to the next level so to speak.
For this to work I really need to start sketching more! And to revive the ol' dream to have a active "Sketch of the Day" thingie here at devart is a good start!

So here's the sketch of t'day! Rawhead Rex in all his splendor! Inspired by the Clive Barker character with same name!

When I read Rawhead Rex some week ago I just thought to myself "This is a monster I really need to draw!". Clive Barker is really a great author to gain inspiration from when it comes to monsters and freaks in general! And his art is a great resource of inspiration as well, so be sure to check him out!

This wont be the last time I take a shot at ol' Rawhead, he's just such a cool and bad-ass character to sketch! What I found really interesting in the description of him was that he has double rows of teeth to devour his victims with, this made me think of sharks right away, so I made his jaw a bit shark-like, which in turn worked good with is almost globe like skull!

Here he's just tasted human flesh for the first time in a couple of centuries and wants more. I really enjoy the thought process going through Rex's head in the story, and Clive really made a good original character by getting in his head and making the reader understand the primal mind of a monster!
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Not a bad re-imagining actually, looks far closer to the creature described in the story than the movie, but also looks enough that it could have made a decent movie monster. 
Fagertveit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe true that, I got hooked up on the shark like teeth and the fact that he has a head that looked like a moon! I guess I would make him more phallic next time around though. Gotten many comments on the lack of that trait! :)
JMrBrown Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost as I imagined him reading the novel... it's too reptilian though.
I like it!
SidewaysluvsOblivion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I would've liked the character better if he didn't liek to rape. but honestly, when something disturbs you that tends to mean the horror author is doing his job. This is a great design, but he seems more sly and clever than a vicious beast.
centric-prometheus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job on the head especially, really feels like the description of Rawhead given by Clive Barker.
LizzieLupine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He actually looks more human but the shark like rictus grin tells it all. The shading and lines really bring out his muscular form. I love this take on Rex, and his rawness does shine through.
Fagertveit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had the fortune not to be contaminated with the movie version of mr Rex when I did this, and I'm pretty happy for that, that version looks more like an shaved gorilla with funky eyes hehe.
I love the way Barker described his teeth's, just made me think of a shark, and I think that really made him a wee bit more scary in the end :D
Glad you enjoys it and many thanx for the comment :dance:
LizzieLupine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome, Fagertveit. I must admit that the film does colour my perception of Mr. Rawhead but I can't help having a fondness for the old 'shaven gorilla with funky eyes.' The book is a different beast altogether, if you'll excuse the pun. This is why I like your interpretation. It's come from a purer source where the imagination runs wild. Not unlike, Mr. Rex himself.
Fagertveit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe It's good to hear that the shaven gorilla don't have to be all by himself at least, I couldn't live with the thought and might have to taken him into my home and family and stuff like that :P
And as you say, it's always nice to see different interpretations of a beast like Rex, I loved the short story and I'll be sure to check out the flick in the future as well. Thanx a bunch for the sweet comments :)
LizzieLupine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, he certainly isn't something you'd want to bring home with you unless you had unwanted guests, 'Run Free, My pretty!'. Wtahcing gleefully as he rampages through your family's best china. Ah! Those whistful summer days would just fly by.

You're most welcome, Fagerveit. It was good to have something inspiring to comment on.
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