As a child I was always terrified of monsters coming up from the basement and especially scared of them nabbing my heel just before I get off of the last step on my way up. So in the spirit of this, here is my entry for the contest and something that I probably would have believed in as a kid coming up from the depths and chasing me... Click twice for the full view the other ones aren't as clear for some reason
This illustration is based on the legend of the "Old Hag" who is purported to immobilize you while you are asleep and not allow you to breathe. I heard about this legend when I was a kid, and it terrified me.
First of all, I want to start by saying that this is an image I am sure I would not have drawn had it not been for this competition. I have sketched him a few times, and even thought about doing colored illustrations in the past, but I never had a reason to do so until now.
When I was a child I was afraid of the dark and especially afraid of what was in the closet. I was about 5 when my mom found out. A few days later she bought me washable crayons. She told me to draw pictures (of me, my friends, cartoons I loved, or anything that would make me happy) on the wall near my closet. She told me that if I did so, my scary closet would transform into warm sun. A Sun that would give light to the world on my wall with the pull of a string.
From that moment on I was still afraid of the dark but I was never afraid of my closet again. However, to this day my mom has yet to figure out what I had drawn on my wall. It was neither a friend I knew or a cartoon she knew I watched...it was me and a figure whom I called "Hhol".
For the life of me I do not remember drawing anyone whom I called "Hhol". I do however remember drawing strange figures on the wall. For reasons I can only attribute to the scary movies I watched as a kid, this is what I imagine "Hhol" looked like...and it's probably why I was afraid of my closet when I was 5
Sorry for long description, I held this for a long time. I wish everyone good luck in the contest
When I was about 11, I watched Princess Mononoke with a couple friends one day.
While the film was brilliant, the nightmares that ensued were vivid beyond belief. I envisioned a nebulous, formless being that would imitate children before consuming their small, corporeal frames. It would refer to itself ironically as the Never-morph.
Despite the gruesome being plaguing my thoughts for a month or so, I was able to reproduce it for this contest. Hope you enjoy.
I always get so scared to submit my entrees, my heart is pounding and it always takes me more time than necessary lol. This is my second entry, I wanted it to be different from the first but still have the elements I find creepy. Interpretations are free here.