Oh man! This picture has been a very long work in progress, but I believe I have finally come to the point where I can be happy with it and say I'm done! I can't recall ever putting so much effort into one piece, but even though it was long and tough, it was well worth it!
When I first started, I had wanted to pick the season Winter, but I just couldn't think of anything. So, I ended up going with the season I think is the prettiest, just so I could really give myself a challenge. At first, it was a simple picture in my sketchbook, but it eventually evolved into a picture filled with nature and whatnot. Personally, I had the most fun working on the birds and fish, and I'm glad that I gave this contest a chance
I encourage everyone to check out all the entries if you have the chance. There are just so many beautiful and creative pieces, and I've even checked out the gallery multiple times already!
Ok, so I'm not really proficient in creature drawing. However, after going to a Welcome to Night Vale show I really wanted to try and draw the secret police and a librarian based on the descriptions given.
Secret Police at times were described as 'having their antennas in a defensive position' and hissing at times. I believe in an episode multiple arms were mentioned as well? I sort of thought of cockroaches anyhow. They also would need large eyes for watching you patrolling the city at night to gather information.
I was SUPER excited to get some information about librarians. Apparently they are humanoid, but clearly not human. They have excellent night vision, and are able to move almost completely silent. They have unhinging jaws, and are excellent climbers. At one point they were described as 'hanging down from the ceiling by possibly a large pair of wings or possibly a webbing of some type. It is uncertain'. I was originally going to go for spider thread, but a friend of mine mentioned that other qualities they had made them similar to a snake. Plus, you can pull someone in (as they did a lot in the episode) very well with a long, hooked tail. They speak in whispers, so they would have to have larger brains for language processing, a mouth, and vocal cords. They have a 'nearly impenetrable exoskeleton'. They have 'ridged spines', and 'hands that appear to curl around yours like tentacles'. They apparently even frighten the hooded figures. One tried to climb the fence to the dog park, and they all ran from it.
ANYWAYS....that's enough description spoilers. I'm really hoping them include everything I heard in a posted episode (of course, Carlos' voice as well). I'm up to suggestions on how to incorporate all the details into a singular being....it was a bit hard I will say that.
I watched Pewdie's Afriad of Monsters and on the second espisode (i think) he finds a knife and goes crazy. I enjoyed drawing this C:< .:Edit:. Wow I just posted this today and it already has over 30 favorites. You guys are awesome!