Splinterlands Art Contest Week 242: Iza the Fanged
This is my entry for this week's Splinterlands Art Contest found HERE
From the Splinterlands Wiki:
Rumors spread in the villages that if you wander too far into the jungles of Azmare that you'll be snatched by Iza the Fanged. She does not use her fangs, or her teeth to grab you—but the very jungle itself. She'll drag you off to some deep cave and place you before her to serve as dinner or plaything, depending on her mood. It is a tale that parents use to keep their children close to home. It is laughed off by villagers and travelers as a spooky campfire story. But every year the disappearances continue, so the rumors persist.
Iza enjoys the rumors spread about her, although she would point out her appetite is not for children. Iza does not know where she came from, except that she was born with the heart of a serpent. Her earliest memories are of trees all around her, covered in snakes. Iza moves silently, almost invisible, within the jungle. The earth mana wraps around her and flows through her, enabling her to control vines, thorns, and trees. Iza does not need weapons, for she is the very jungle itself. She prefers to string her victims along and play with them, taking her time to render someone paralyzed with her fanged bite.
Iza will prey on anyone who enters her territory. She has a particular fondness for snatching men after peering at them from between the trees, sparking their interest. She grabs them with twitching vines and hauls them towards her cave before striking. The last thing her paralyzed victims see is a dark, plant covered cave, decorated with human bones.
Drawn in Clip Studio Paint Pro on a Surface Pro 4. Here is the timelapse video: