LOOK! A NORMAL HUMAN BEING!....okay not so normal...A HUMAN BEING! HOW'D THAT HAPPEN?! I NEVER DRAW HUMAN BEINGS!!!
This is fan art for the amazing book, "The Chysalids" written by John Wyndham. And this guy is my favorite character in the book, even though he's only in a few chapters, because he's interesting and relatively deep in simple wants. He's a deviant from The True Human Form and was thus cast out of his society, robbed of his future inheritance, and thrown into the BadLands (only because his mother and nurse saved him from being killed at three.) So that automatically puts him on the list of something I'd draw, because they must be odd to capture my attention for whatever reason. He's known as "The Spider-man" by all but one character in the book (Sophie who I also love) because of his longer than natural arm (which should be longer in this, as should his legs-how great is my regret) so-thus titled "The Spider-Man.
I tried to convey a sort of withered posh-ness in his clothing.
See, he grew up in a pretty posh (and religious) town, he was the heir and would inherit the leadership to the town, but it was robbed from him at three because of his long arm. So his mother and nurse raised him in secret until he could take care of himself (he did become the leader of the deviants though, better group of people-so he didn't too bad for himself.) So he would have grown up in pretty nice clothing. And now, in his maybe fifties/sixties refers to his current surroundings as filth. So I imagine he'd try to remain as posh and nice looking for his current situation. But seeing as clothes in the badlands are usually scavenged off animals or the trash of normal humans-his clothes look a little ragged and stretched out, plus his shirt would need to be modified to fit his fairly long arm. So like I said-I tried for withered posh-ness. I love this character and I would've loved to, if I'd been born in this world, to talk to him and pick through his mind. I think it would've been cool.
The Chrysalids, Spider-Man belong to....whoever manages copyrighting for Mr. Wyndham because he died in the sixties.
Art belongs to