I like the idea of monsters being afraid...
what is it they always say about snakes? "They are more afraid of you than you are of them".
Anyway, big nods to Aris Kolokontis whose work Im a big fan of. He kindly shared some of his painting work flow which I totally imitated (down to the little pupils). I found it to be a great technique, though my first attempt was a little messy. I will certainly be incorporating these techniques in future work... without so blatantly ripping off his style:) It is a good way to learn. Thanks Aris.
You can see his stuff here.
Quite like some of these darker shots.