Rust Belt Monster Collective, James Giar suggested we pay homage to James O'barr's "The Crow". Sounds like a great idea, but I know next to nothing about The Crow. I remember seeing the movie when I was a kid, but that's about it. All I know is that a spirit, represented by a crow, enters the body of a deceased person who was brutally murdered in order to exact their revenge.
The original Crow was a former rock musician that was a bit on the gaunt side with long black hair. Thinking of an episode of the Paper Wings Podcast where they suggested ways to add interest to your designs, I'm trying to go as far away from that as possible. Above I've posted my initial sketches. Not set on any poses, but I'm leaning to some kind of hulking behemoth with the same dead eyed look and trade mark makeup. We'll see where I end up.