Peeling Redux by Swatcher

Peeling Redux

Swatcher

12 December 2013 at 18:14:41 MST

You've stumbled across an abandoned costume store, naturally. It doesn't matter how or where you were when you found it, you go inside. All of the costumes are dusty except this one. Its skin shimmers wetly in the dim light. Naturally you kick it off its stand and try it on for size. Its form flexes, comfortably, conforming to the perimeter of your body. Walking around in the comfort of your padded claws, you find a door, ajar. You pad through into a field of wet wild grasses, which you can actually feel through the webbing of the costume's toes. A path leads down to a small, dome-shaped cave. As you feel about your oversized teeth with your forked tongue, you sense that something about your body might be amiss. You unzip the costume, only to find another zipper underneath holding together the same green belly scutes. Hmm. You remove the dragon costume only to find that you are still a dragon. Again, you unzip. Yet another dragon costume underneath. You begin to feel panicked. Again and again, no matter how many layers you peel off, there is no getting back to the you inside. You are stuck like this.

And then you roll around in the grass and murr forever. :3c

Reupping from FA, where this was a remake of an older drawing.

Submission Information

Views:
4144
Comments:
10
Favorites:
74
Rating:
General
Category:
Visual / Digital

Comments

  • Link

    Or actually, you put all of those costumes on the grass back on, layer by layer...

  • Link

    Still one of my favorites of yours.

  • Link

    ziiiip

  • Link

    Looking at this one again it makes me consider some things. I frequently have these anxious dreams that repeat themselves, making me wake up, and when I fall asleep they simply continue. It's a horrible night.
    Yet this is something else. Similar, but so very different. At some point the realization that unzipping a fresh coat wouldn't really be all that bad. I am a dragon now, after all...and if I get muddy I can simply take off a layer. Think of the potential use of the old layers. And do they turn others who would put them on?
    So many things to ponder.
    Roar, also.

  • Link

    This is one of those images that I keep on coming back to because it's just so darn appealing. :|

    • Link

      If I let myself I would just draw this concept over and over again forever because it's JUST SO MANY BUTTONS.

  • Link

    I like it a lot, great outstanding work! Very magical and wonderful to look at. Very epic art you have done here.

  • Link

    One of my favorites of your images, this is just so perfect.

    • Link

      Thank you! I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

  • Link

    Then I use scissors!