Not really for Illustration Friday, but suitable for this week's theme: Trick or Treat.
I wanted to give this lady a strange but delicate-looking mask. For some reason, I thought of barn owls, so the mask is sort of inspired by those owls' weird little faces.
I've been drawing a lot of this kind of stuff lately... Aloof or surly-looking women with faceless, cloaked figures looming over them. This imagery has somehow worked its way into my latest Illustration assignment, which is still in the sketching stage. I have to illustrate Joss Whedon's submission to Wired Magazine's Very Short Stories: "Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so." Should be fun. Will post later.