The 'Wendigo' creature is based on Algonquian (Native American) myth. It is essentially an anti-gluttony/greed myth told to encourage cooperation and moderation amongst tribe members.
The 'Wendigo' creature is described as being much larger than humans, gaunt, feverishly addicted to man-flesh and is often associated with the winter, famine, disease, starvation and, of course, cannibalism.
I wanted to capture that spirit with this piece.
High-Rez version and process material available here: