I've been a big fan of the Silent Hill series art direction and especially their monster designs for a long, long time. While they generally seem to be getting better, the new SH games have still been really disappointing for me in that department! Such incredibly boring and generic monsters and thus my ego thought “I CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!”
So I sketched up a few silent hill inspired monsters for funsies, with a parasite (and female protagonist?) theme. The first is based on the many, many parasite worms. The Squatter was inspired by Cymothoa Exigua (feel free to google), a strange crustacean parasite which devours and then replaces a fish’s tongue. I wanted the creature to appear as if in mid-transformation, the upper torso not having completely died and fallen off and the parasite still in the process of emerging.
pencil, prisma marker and photoshop