The Kraken was known in many cultures, but probably most notably in Norse Mythology, and even cited in some Scientific zoological books. One of the myths was that it would look like an island that would move or
disappear, and that it fed on ships, whales and men. I really drew on the idea that it looked like an island. Instead of making it look like the traditional octopus, I decided that it should have a shell, because it would make more sense as an island. If you can zoom in on my sketches and notes, you will learn more about the Kraken.
|I tried to do this in color... I like it... but I think it loses some of its charm.|