A Hadal (homo hadalis) from Jeff Long’s The Descent trilogy. Not 100% the way I imagined them - for example got pretty lazy with the scarification and tattoos, there should be a lot more and it should be prettier and more organic I think. And the horns are too neat and symmetrical.
I loved how Jeff Long described the Hadals. Not “graah mindless evil scary barbaric raah”; the book was more like fictional anthropology, social criticism and epic adventure than horror (which the back cover described it as). I’ve got a huge boner for anthropology, body modification and Hell + Lucifer mythos, so these books were delicious. Also, Jeff Long’s treatment of female characters is exemplary, IMHO. Refreshing!
Okay. Just trying to get you all to read the first two books (third’s unwritten). :) Blabber ends now.
Ps. Don’t you think this bears some odd resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch!? I don’t even