The title of this piece is taken from the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series of books by Michelle Paver.
Soul Eaters would kidnap small children and transform them into creatures know as the Tokoroth, who were used by the Soul Eaters to scare clans and lay traps and foil the plans of the Spirit Walker – Torak, the main character in the series – and those who tried to help him.
A picture of my daughter, Fairlight, was overlayed with a texture layer which was duplicated again and blended with hard light. Both texture layers were reduced to 50% opacity. This was than flattened, converted to black and white, blue toned, then duplicated, a gaussian blur filter added, blended with multiply, an adjustment levels layer played with and then flattened again. Hey presto!