As mentioned previously I was taking Painting Drama, and this is part of my final project based on the Black Stallion.
The initial thumbnails were based on some random splatter and scribble based compositions and developed from there. I decided I wanted the story to be sci-fi and the Black to be some sort of weird horse-beetle critter to make things more interesting. I did a lot of different iterations with how bug-like the Black should be.
I also have one more image to go along with it which will hopefully be done in the next few days.