One of my resent oil paintings for my advance concepts class. In the class I needed to complete 8 paintings all with a general theme in this case freaks,human oddities and abnormalities. This oil painting is based on cases of Hypertrichosis, people with this grow hair all over and this is a composite based on a few traditional 1800 1900 cases. lion faced man or Stephan Bibrowski is one example another is dog faced man or Fedor Jeftichew. any how this oil painting is to show Hypertrichosis. my biggest influence in this was probably the Lion faced man because he dressed so immaculate and groomed himself vary well vary well mannered man knew 5 or so languages and tried to present himself as well educated countering how he looks. he was part of a freak show and travailed around in such shows countering how his looks my be preserved by being vary well mannered and educated. another point of interest is this condition is probably why we have werewolf myths.