Characters in my Local Universe

Local Universe, People

Finally finished some work for one of the early studio briefs. For this brief we were asked to create a character from our local universe, After struggling to start the project, I finally chose the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Jack the Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. He is believed to have murdered 5 women in the white chapel area,  Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly.

I used ink and fine liner to create my Jack the Ripper character, since no one knows what Jack the Ripper looked like, this gave me a blank canvas to work on. There were many rumours that Jack the Ripper was a surgeon or doctor, this is a profession normally associated with upstanding members of communities so I decided to give my Ripper two faces to reflect this. Sort of like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


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