This little beauty is a serpent of Native American Huron legend said to dwell in lakes and rivers, and when provoked it overwhelms its prey with disease and death. I ran with the disease idea and made my two active words 'putrid' and 'disgusting'. Putrefaction is the harbinger of disease, and maggots its heralds. I combined that with the overpowering nature of a boa-constrictor with the gnarly fangs of a viper to try and make something truly horrifying.

If you Could Swing a Sword With Your Feet, What Would It Look Like?

This week's Mythological Mayhem project (or maybe last week's) is the Turul. Basically it's a Mongolian hawk that swings a flaming sword and impregnates women in their dreams. So my instinct is to immediately anthropomorphize it, functioning similarly to a man with all the necessary uh, equipment. So if this bird swung a giant sword with it's powerful talons, how would it do it? I've recently been inspired by Joy Ang's work again, how easily she switches from smooth stylization to sharp realism. thus I'll be switching gears to better articulate a similar style. Also the giant fantasy sword definitely comes courtesy of Paul Richards. I just couldn't resist.