My concept was something like a physical manisfestation of Death and how although the loss of another is heartwrenching, it's something that cannot be stopped nor should it be something that is frightful. TBH I honestly was just doodling some random monsters, and this one was the one I liked most.
In the picture, the girl is pulling another person (mother/friend) from Death's chest/hair/mane. But I didn't want her to hate him either, which is why he's holding her tenderly. I guess it was more like a moral struggle between the two? something like the iron giant.
Anyhow, I've also realized that when I paint traditionally, I layer and put alot of focus and thought in the entire process (beginning to end) from composition to final details. However, once I start painting using photoshop or painter, I completely forget about my own personal method of painting with layers and resort to techniques that take much longer for me to complete pictures (alot of time spent on useless details). I just don't exert my brain when I paint digitally, and as a result, I don't learn as much with every passing painting. It's like auto-pilot mode. LOL
Lesson learned: When digital painting, repeat the same process you would paint with using traditional medium. Only incorporate more detailed rendering and other process until I can digital paint as well I can/as fast as I can using traditional medium.
here are some sketches of a character I using for a sequence project : D I will film and post it later when it's all done