Parasitoid Eruption [Final Version]
The final completed version, tough at times but it was a fun journey...... and a special thanks to Randis and others for all your comments and suggestions
This is my first art contest I've entered for a long time ( the last one I think I was about 8 ) but loved the idea so i thought I would give it a go. The concept I've decided to go with came about while listening to a live Bloodbath album. The singer asked the crowd whether they had the 'Resurrection through Carnage' album, which really made me sit up and think what a great image that could make. The other thing I rather like is the mythology of the Succubus and wondered what would happen if I combined that with the idea of newborn/brought to life through carnage/death. So grabbing the gestation cycle of the parasitic wasp*, I thought depicting the birth of a Succubus rising from the host of an unfortunate human male would make a cool image. I want to stay away from the sexy image of big breasts and horns and stick back in something primeval, well that's the idea anyway ;)
Heres the Math
* ooo and heres the science, apparently this wasp isn't a parasite at all but a parasitoid 'This is because a true parasite is something that lives at the expense of its host but doesn't actually kill it, whereas parasitoids nearly always kill their host.' http://chrisraper.org.uk/Html/parasitica.htm
not to sure about the wings yet, want to use something similar to those found on the wasp (hopefully tie the two together, though I might change this if she ends up looking too much like a fairy) but I also might change them so theyre pointing a bit more downwards. Hopefully this will form a an arrow with the body and head and give the image a bit more impetus upwards.
right now to work on the backgrond....
Added the webs as well to give the idea of a period of time were the demon incubates inside the host but hopefully they'll also help draw the eye upward.
Hmm........ just thinking it might be an idea to stick some pants on the chap, maybe some sexy Y fronts