72 Demons: Malphas

Hey all, I’m contributing to Tara Helfer’s 72 Demons Project. I thought I’d share my work in progress.

You know how I am with anthropomorphizing birds, so when I saw that Malphas, the half-man half crow defense specialist and military strategist was still up for grabs, I jumped on that. Here’s a preliminary sketch fro my contribution. You can count on Malphas getting fancy.

Inspired by the Lesser Key of Solomon, comics, and 17th century grimoire, the 72DEMONS project is a venue for new and budding visual artists. Our goal is to publish an illustrated book depicting the seventy-two demons archived in the Ars Goetia, believed to be a guide written by King Solomon for summoning both helpful and malevolent spirits. Thousands of years later these entities persist, although they have changed their names and faces!
Since summer of 2011, 72DEMONS has expanded into a diverse collective of illustrators, painters, graphic designers, writers and video artists – making for one hefty book!

Here’s a peek at the first proof of the beautiful book:

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