At one point during the process of this piece, I actually felt as if I had lost the ability to draw, and I was temporarily stalled between hectic values and detailing. For awhile I was quite concerned I wouldn't be able to finish it.
At first the monster inside his chest was going to be a parasite, a wormy insect of some sort, but the insect couldn't properly portray the feeling of horror I wanted.
I almost gagged when I drew that slime. I don't know if that's a good thing.