Hollowgast by VeyZ



20 June 2015 at 21:58:23 MDT

I've been re-reading the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because the 3rd and final book is coming out in September and I'm also super excited for the movie coming out in 2016 directed by Tim Burton.

I wanted to sketch out how I picture what a hollowgast looks like. For those unfamiliar with the series this a hollowgast is a humanoid creature that hunts and eats peculiar children so that they can turn into Wights.

The top left is what is actually shown in the book and the right is the graphic novel version.

If anyone is looking for any good reads, this is a great series. :)

Char(C)Ransom Riggs

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    this is nightmare material, love it

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      My work here is done then. :) Thank you.

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    Looks really sweet! Nice job!

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    My reactions:
    Book version, "Meh. No threat there."
    Graphic Novel version, "Okay, the critter is kinda creepy and a bit sinister."
    Your version, "IT'S GONNA EAT ME! HOLY JESUS F*** IT'S GONNA EAT ME!!! Should I ever see something like this in Real Life, I shall scream in such a way as to make my 12 year old daughter sound manly. I shall then wet myself and devolve into a gibbering mess of weeps and sobs."

    Book version: The expression is all wrong. It looks more like a cadaver with a mouthful of lizard tails. I could get away from this thing by taking a leisurely stroll.
    Graphic Novel version: The lack of nose and wide grin help put this guy right into the uncanny valley. Great creep factor there. The overall shape and expression (particularly the hair when compared against the Book version) says this is a fast-thinking and even faster moving creature.
    Your version: You've obviously drawn inspiration from fish for the jaws on this creature and to superb effect. On top of that, the extended mandibles lined with pointy teeth works wonders for the fear factor. Next is the attention to detail in the tentacle tongues. Tentacles was a good choice, but the recurved barbs on the tips gives it that little bit of extra "grab your wrist and pull your entire arm down it's throat" vibe. On the other end is the strongly muscled neck that simply doesn't conform to what a human skeleton would be capable of. This shows that the creature is capable of moving its head in ways human heads shouldn't and swallowing pretty much anything large enough to get pulled into its jaws. Lastly is the expression. This is a mindless creature. Where Book version is non-threatening and Graphic Novel version seems like it could at least be reasoned with, yours says "It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."

    Also, in case this wasn't clear, I LOVE your work on it. :D

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      Lol love your wonderful reactions for each one. :)

      I love the graphic novel design, almost close as to how I pictured them from the book. :D I checked out the artist's other work, very beautiful. :) http://cassandrajeanart.blogspot.ca

      Thank you very much for the wonderful comment! Yes! The jaw design was inspired by the goblin shark. I love how it is unable to unhinge it's jaws and I felt that was appropriate for the hollow considering it has a mouth full of tongues.

      Thank you very much! I can't wait to see the movie version of this creature. XD