Yes. creepy. Well at least my interpretation of it. You see, it started with the weekly giveaways for the Self Exam Doodles fan page on Facebook (which are currently on hold for me & Claire as we need to focus on other doodle adventures). Each winner would get a few themes to choose from and I had two drawings which had a darker theme. The first one: Vampires. Oh do enlarge the pictures for better quality and for the details!
I see you...yes. I do.
I love the branch with moon! Then I got another request for something more out of my comfort zone...zombies! You see, for me it is quite challenging to draw something that is more on the creepy side, as well you know, my illustrations are more on the happy side. The color palette is different and you have to capture a different vibe in the image. But it's an adventure to explore how I can stay true to my illustration style while capturing creepiness & gloominess. So I created a Zombie Warrior Princess with two guardians. What do you guys think?
Who says that zombies can't be pretty ;)?
I decided to go for a mysterious and creepy look. I know that the general image of zombies involves brainzz and limbs in odd directions. Oh and ugly faces and blood everywhere. I did started out sketching little characters rearing towards this as you can see below. Well attempting too. I am not sure if I can draw in a true creepy way haha. However I can give it my own twist.
Who says zombies can't run? I've a feeling they walk that slow on purpose to suddenly break out in a run just to scare the crap out of us even more...
Then I got the awesome opportunity to do a fun collaboration with the lovely writer, Ms. Janene Murphy. She is the author of the really cool blog 'Moms are from Mars'. Yes. Moms are from Mars. I was shocked when I found out about this, but then again it made sense. Hehe. She had some things to say regarding Noah's ark. Of course, you all know Noah's Ark. With all the cute animals, it makes a perfect design for a nursery or kids room. What a lot of people tend to forget is that this story has a more gloomy side to it as well.
This is just a sneak peek. To see the full illustration I did for Janene's post and to read it, you'll have to teleport to Mars. Wear your seat belts please.
The ones who haven't seen it yet, I'm curious what you guys think of it. It was very fun and a challenge for me to do and I like how it turned out. Plus, Janene is one cool lady and writer! Do visit her blog when you get the chance.
I'm planning to do more gloomy type of illustrations. It keeps things interesting (hopefully also for you guys!) and I'm curious to see how my creepy cute illustrations will evolve over time. In the end it doesn't mean that you will try to achieve the exact same mood one expects when they hear the word zombies or vampires. Everyone has a general image of these things. For me what makes it interesting is, how you can switch it up so you don't travel the cliche route, but that it stays interesting. That's the challenge for me ^_^.
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