Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Monsters in 31 Days: Day 11 - Spring Heeled Jack

Spring Heeled Jack before this 31 Days of Monsters in 31 Days began to me was an descent SKA band that flew under the radar but now he's turned out to be an interesting character. Spring Heeled Jack named because of his quick and frightening jumping ability was first reported in London, England in 1837. His origin and appearance are often disputed from being a normal looking man to a frightening devil featured figure. Some say he had a black cloak others mentioned some sort of helmet often with pointed ears and had eyes that were like fireballs. The most common report of Spring Heel Jack was his metallic clawed hands but the most bizarre report is that he could breath a blue and white flame. Spring Heeled Jack was a terror throughout England attacking his victims with his clawed hands.

In my drawing I decided that Spring Heeled Jack needed to be a little bit of everything he was reported to be but of course I didn't draw him jumping around I thought a pre-pounce pose was best to get in all of his features. I also never found any clear term of reported skin color so since he was said to be devil-like I went with red skin.

The colors are Copic Markers.

He Bounces,
Kevin P. Johnson
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