Beowulf

pencils, 11 x 17" Blueline bristol board

Thsi pic was another for Weakcut's jam excercises. The topic: draw a scene from mythology. I was going to do something different, but ended up doing sorta Beowulf... it's not really exactly from the story. More like a loose interpretation. I'm not really experienced in sword & sorcery style fantasy, but it was fun to do a bit of that. In a way I see this as a more generic fantasy scene too. The monster (Grendel?) is more like a figurative appearance; I should've drawn it more faded. I tried experimenting with pencil tones too. Really need a lot more practice with that.