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Art Showcase is a series that allows our artist, Blake Lowry, post his latest (or old) works.
In ancient Greek literature, an eidolon is a spirit-image of a living or dead person; a shade or phantom look-alike of the human form.
I found myself one raining morning listening to one of my favorite metal bands, Scar Symmetry, specifically the song Hybrid Cult (linked below), and developed strong imagery of a fantastical dark character. Once I began putting pencil to paper, it all flowed so quickly. I imagined this entity with a piercing expression (or lack of), strong stature, and an unclear conduct or purpose, allowing the void to be filled by the viewer's perception.
I use a full digital arsenal in my work, but most of it is off the backbone of traditional media (pencil, paint) I learned as a student.
This character was also pitched for use in a hack n' slash mobile title.