I usually like to do at least one Halloween
render every year and over 20+ years I’ve attempted many of the common tropes (jack-o-lanterns, black cats, vampires, etc). I wanted to do something a bit different this year. My oldest son Ian is a fan of listening to spooky podcasts and also enjoys taking midnight walks with me through our wooded neighborhood. During these walks he would imagine that the creatures he’d heard about were lurking in the dark forest.
One of these creatures was the “Wendigo
“, an evil mythological creature of the originating from the folklore of Plains
and Great Lakes Natives
. It is said to have a gaunt, human-like appearance with the face of an animal and horns like a deer. The Wendigo embodies starvation and the resultant desire to kill and consume human flesh.
It seemed like the perfect theme for a creepy Halloween scene and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to Ian for teaching me something new about the world!
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