Monster Monday: The Octogorgon

It’s monster monday and we’ve got a doozy! This spawned from the masterful mind of fiendish Fiona, age 6. Let me introduce you to the three-eyed, two-headed Octogorgon! It’s essentially a two-headed octopus with two clawed tentacles and a nasty bite!

At first, I thought it was two headed, three eyed snake-haired lady with tentacle legs, as the Gorgons of ancient greek mythology were snake-haired ladies. Which might have made for a pretty interesting monster that I might keep in the vault and do a version of that at a later date. But this monster is pure monster – nothing human or anthropomorphic here. This thing is, as her father told me, is NASTY.

Octogorgon Original

I didn’t get too much description beyond that, so allow me to show you the original artwork without further delay:

Octogorgon by Fiona Original

Octogorgon Final

Curly horns! Tentacles! Three eyes on each of it’s two heads. There was a lot going on with this one, so it took me a bit of time to get all the detailing right. I’m not sure if I’m 100% happy with how I worked the tentacles out, but it’s close to what I wanted to achieve, and I think the combination of the line work and the stippling gives this a nice texture to it.

Octogorgon by Fiona Final Art

Here’s the two side-by-side:

20161017-octogorgon-fiona_compare

Give me some feedback!