The SCAD Society of Illustrators usually has a juried show every fall and winter quarter, but I’ve skipped out on submitting to a bunch of them mostly because the themes didn’t interest me. As it’s my last year in school, I want to submit to as many things as possible, so it’s nice that this year’s fall show also has an agreeable theme: “Monster Masquerade.” As usual, they don’t elaborate more that, so I just started scribbling random things:
I had two ideas. One was just two generic kind of monsters dressed for a traditional masquerade — cute, I suppose. The other was based mostly on the Japanese kitsunetsuki — pretty much any fox demon that possesses young women. I thought it was a pretty nice twist on the words of the theme.