This is a series I have been working on depicting the seduction and consumption of a soul by a demon. The progress is shown in five steps, where the victim is at first lured by the demon gaining new and unknown powers in the process. She progressively loses hold over her own entity to become merely a vessel of her occupier, and when the soul is finally consumed the demon leaves only an empty void behind. 

Being covered in countless of novels and movies, the idea of possession is certainly a classic one. What inspired me to do my own take on the subject was reading the book "Children of Dune" and partly also playing the latest Dragon Age game. My main motivation to create these images was not the concept, though, but to explore a different style and employ new techniques. All images are very heavy on texture usage and I intentionally tried to break a rule every now and then to step out of my comfort zone. You can find a lot of recurring elements in every image, e.g., the demonic features are usually presented by roots, stones and ivy, whereas for the postwork I limited myself to a closed set of textures.
 
The images are named in order 'Entangled - Gaia - Abomination - Vessel - The Void' and present different stations of the hostile takeover. 
The full series was created for the Slashthree project "Discovery". You can see the project and the new website here: http://slashthree.com/projects/22/discovery/
          I: Entangled
The victim being seduced by the demon's powers. The possession begins...
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          II: Gaia
The gain in power is considerable, one could say almost godlike.
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          III: Abomination
The demon starts to form its own entity within her, slowly taking the reins.
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          IV: Vessel
The demon is becoming dominant playing the woman like a puppet.
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          V: The Void
The final stage. The soul is trying to grasp the remains of her inner self.
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Abomination

A series of illustrations, depicting the seduction and consumption of a soul by a demon, created for the slashthree project "discovery".
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