|Sleeping Ute by Nick Gucker ©2013|
Illustration for Dark Discoveries Magazine #23 to a story called "Sleeping Ute" by fantastical fiction scribe Steve Ransic Tem.
It's a truly strange and somewhat whimsical tale with grim overtones. And I wanted to capture the odd and fantastic nature of the it all with the juxtaposition of the Ute in transformation and the drunken bumpkin miner of the story.
Done in charcoal on toned recycled paper stock.