Friday, 4 May 2012

Scribble of the week #12

My sketch books are forever filled with random mind-scrawlings and scribbles that will otherwise never be used for anything or be seen by anyone, because of this I bring you "Scribble of the week".

Scribble of the week is a weekly feature(well, bi-monthly at best at the moment) where i'll be posting a random sketch, scribble, design or element from one of my various sketch books. These will always be unfinished pieces of work and will often, most likely, be very random.

This chap is called Wolfgard, an unimaginatively named character who is a werewolf. He is the chief of a clan of werewolves. He's meant to be a fairly stereo-typical Scandinavian Viking type who's taken it upon himself to lead and build a refuge for others of his kind. The woman is Wielew, his wife, who i'll likely draw later. Werewolves in my mythology, such as that is, are a complicated breed to which they can control their affliction and live their lives as morally as the rest of humanity wherever possible. Sometimes though the affliction can cause madness when mixed with other diseases such as rabies or more simply pre-existing psychological maladies, this causes a werewolf to be referred to as a lycanthrope. Traditionally the name used for the psychiatric condition of "thinking" you're a werewolf. Lycanthropes differ from werewolves in that they are not organised, they don't try to cling to humanity and will not bind themselves to human morality. Typically this causes them to live wild in forests and country, hunting whatever sates their hunger, man or beast. Wolfgard and his clan take it as their responsibility to "handle" the lycanthrope problem and where possible re-abilitate.