It is complete! At least the inks anyway. I'll probably do some light washes and computer coloring later.
This happened to be an older picture that I always liked, but never had the talent to make a background for. A little while ago I was flipping through my notebook and decided it would be a fun picture to finish, so here it is. It is old so Nathaniel (the little guy) doesn't have his distinctive tentacles and hooks, as much as I wanted to update him I don't think it would have worked compositionally to have all those tendrils flying about. At least not in the way it was originally set up.
The large creature was an experimental disaster. All the chimeras (Nathaniel included) teeter on the fine line between having regenerative cells, and rampant cancer. Most of them are literally highly differentied benign tumors. The cells readily divide and have no limit on division but are held in check by each other. Salamanders have such an ability, when they regrow legs it is actually highly controlled cancer (google search for tons of interesting info!). The big monster, named the whore of babylon for its similarilty to a biblical monster, does not regulate its growth. It randomly grows mouths and limbs, and sometimes "buds" a whole new monster. It goes on a rampage and Nathaniel and a mob armed with molotov cocktails finally subdues it.
Done in Various Micron pens.