I don't know what this is. Just playing around in Inkscape with tones and figures, and this came out. No sketching, no real forethought, just sort of "what happens if I ---". Just fooling around with some of the ideas I learned this semester in drawing III and b&w design.
Actually, it can be kind of relaxing. I can get myself pretty worked up trying to get some idea put down perfectly, and then end up dissatisfied. Sometimes, it's nice to just throw something around for a while.