I’m re-reading The Shining because I want to try doing a cover for it for Senior Studio (in addition to Selkie & Scucca), and I had forgotten how good it is. I’d like to do some interiors for it as well just for fun ( whenever I get the time for that)
Obviously these thumbs are not resolved, and are uber-preliminary, but I want to do more. Probably will be a post-graduation portfolio-padding project (in addition to finishing the third book of the trilogy with Scucca & Selkie)
The first bit of this semester long project involves designing flora and fauna to inhabit our chosen settings.
These trees have been taken over and transformed by carnivorous, parasitic vines. They secrete a sweet-smelling, paralysis-inducing sap that lures and traps prey that may brush up against their host trees.
The vines have limited movement in response to trapped prey- they rotate and draw the prey into the innards of the tree, to be digested. Prey is pulled into the tree in a matter of minutes to hours depending on its size and digested in a matter of days.
Some see the infected trees as a convenient disposal service.
some concepts from my “pre-production illustration” class.