And now, the final piece for the murderers series for now.
The monster from the city I call home, who picked up one of his victims from a club I frequent. For me, it doesn't get closer to home than this and I still remember the newscasts on the television when he was arrested and his trial. But the world seemed bigger to me then and the horrifyingly depraved acts of this human monster seemed so far away.
This one I tried like 4 times to draw him in a more traditional way. I wanted to paint something sympathetic given he was one of the few to seem genuinely sorry for his crimes. After stumbling upon a color photograph of one of his gutted victims I decided to chose a less sympathetic and more surreal way to illustrate this killer.
There are a number of symbolic elements in the way this piece is done. Please let me know what you see or interpret. I could just as easily give them to you, but I'd rather an honest and unbiased perception.
And thanks to my number one fan, whose imput always helps my work be its best, and also helped me with the teeth manip, which looked pretty bad at first. Thanks! Without you, it would have looked pretty silly.