Grendel's Passage

A marker on a trail depicts a warning of what lies beyond. Its inscription is supplemented by Grendel's own hand.

The idea for this painting developed in nature over many years of "I'll give it another go", but none of those ideas had any traction till early 2017, when the pencil drawing was done with the idea of cropping the heads and body out of the image, leaving them as mysterious, ill-defined elements. A year later, I decided to just render the whole thing.

Final digital painting

Final digital painting

Developed concept sketch, showing originally intended crop-lines.

This image after several years of revisiting ideas and sketches now and then.

Developed concept sketch, showing originally intended crop-lines.

This image after several years of revisiting ideas and sketches now and then.