Inktober 2020…Day 2: Wisp

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I don’t know why but I have always been fascinated by will-o’-the-wisps. They are phantom lights that appear in wooded areas, especially swamps, bogs and marshes. They can be explained as a natural phenomenon caused by chemicals released during organic decay which is why they are more common in swamps and bogs. Travelers would see them at night and decide to investigate only to get lost or trapped in the bog, never to be seen again. Like many dangerous things, they became part of folklore and stories were made to warn people from following the lights. When I saw the prompt was wisp, I knew immediately I was going to draw one but I wasn’t sure how. There have been many depictions that I could copy or draw upon but I just did a magikarp and I wanted to do something that wasn’t necessarily just copying someone else’s art. We took a trip this weekend and while...