Speak of the Devil Picture

this was an assignment for my illustration class. the assignment was to illustrate a cliche. i chose "speak of the devil," which i represented with cerberus coming out of a mouth. cerberus is the 3-headed dog in greek mythology that guards the entrance to the underworld, which i hope people can relate to the devil. if not, each of the cerberus's 3 heads shows a different cause of death (old age, violence, and disease) so hopefully that will make people think of the afterlife. in some cultures people say "speak of the wolf" instead of "speak of the devil," so i thought a canine would also relate in that way.

pen and ink on illustration board, 9"x12"
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