The Crag King

February 2004

This piece was inspired, to an extent, but Arthur C. Clark'snovel, Childhood's End. In this book, there was an ailen race known as the Overlords, which were described as being roughly humanoid in outline, save for their giant bat-like wings, but with a musculatire which were arranged in an inhuman manner.

I wanted to give this fellow a very round feel, with soft lobes and flowing lines all over. I rather like what I came up with, especially as this contrasts with the sharp, craggy lines of the rocks on the hillside.

I was fond enough of the design that I also did a facial detail of the character here.