The Forest King is a spirit that dwells in Waywode Hunting Grounds. He was tamed long ago, along with the Wodewoses, by a Waywode ancestor. The King is bound to protect the Chapel and the woods. His death would have terrible consequences on the forest.
|From the notebook.|
INSPIRATION and REFERENCEThe idea for this character stems from Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. I watched it for the first time when I was a kid, and it left a deep impression on me. In the film there is a creature called the Forest Spirit.
I wasn't going to recreate him in miniature, but to provide my own interpretation.
Deer body, human-like face, grows plants where it steps.