This is my entry for the "Design-a-Character"'s Re-Imagine a Holiday Character challenge.
I decided to go with the Krampus. With my re-imagining I wanted to make him more of a Santa Impostor rather than just a devil beast like he is usually portrayed as. Santa is usually drawn fat and short so I wanted to make my Krampus the exact opposite: tall and lanky. I tried to make his Santa outfit look a little "off" by using more of a purplish hue and making the trim a yellowish and unclean white. I kept his beast appearance somewhat, but made him more satyr than devil. I also kept the chains he usually carries with him, but I wanted to make it seem like he is trying to hide them up his sleeves so he can better fool his prey.
The story described in this image is a lot darker than I expected, but in order to have his pose make sense I needed some props.
Thanks for looking!
Artwork © Uncle-Bang