Aki aka Freak on a Leash Picture

Originally a Sketch Theatre competition I submitted for a while back, I thought I'd color it up.

The concept was Freak on a Leash; I simply used an idea from a comic project I'm working on which features a lot of Japanese mythological beings - this big here being Aki: A large grotesque humanoid. I like the idea of having a lot the unfamiliar creatures of Japanese mythology located on the ancient islands where locals will use Aki as a soul eating monster who's always jolly, but very, very lazy. The local peasants will push/pull Aki to the ruins of the Nue in order to prevent the creature from causing chaos upon them.

Illustration done in Adobe Photoshop.
Fresh from the Forge
Aki aka Freak on a Leash
The Myth of Midigan Page 46