in an effort to be a little more prolific on here, I'm posting a sketch in progress...I'm planning on layering on some fur pelts, skins, chains, and other murderous/holiday gear.
krampus is about the most inspiring thing I've heard about in the last six months. or maybe ever...thanks chris and sarah.
krampus - a mythical creature who accompanies saint nicholas in various regions of the world during the christmas season. The word krampus originates from the old high german word for claw (krampen). In the alpine regions, krampus is represented by an incubus demon accompanying saint nicholas. krampus acts as an anti–saint nicholas, who, instead of giving gifts to good children, gives warnings and punishments to the bad children.