The saying goes, "When you stare into the void, the void stares back at you." I tried to create something unsettling in a nondescript place. What hides in those shadows between the coats? Will you become part of the darkness also?
It was always there in the shadows Watching while she worked Waiting
Very fun, and very creepy to work on. C: Always learning and crafting; the download is rather huge.... since the canvas is a little under 20x12 inches... >< (Originally I was working on a 50x30 canvas)
Also, When I upload things to DA the files seem to darken substantially...and I lose some of the detailing in the dark areas, is anyone else having this Issue?
As a kid I always hated basements. Something about the huge empty void of pitch black, where all your hairs stand on end and if anything touches you, that's the end of it. This piece is inspired by that terrible time when you have to reach and grasp for a pull-chain for the light. As much as I hated the dark in basements, the only thing I dreaded more was what I might see standing there with me when the lights finally came on.
It has to be said that I did this piece entirely while listening to Joseph Bishara's excellent soundtrack to Insidious. Gave me the willies!
What brings most monsters to life for us is watching them on tv. This poor little boy had an insidious encounter with his late night viewing. The image quite literally decides to come out after him. Gradual at first. In utter shock he stairs and hopes he's just sleepy...but the television has become a nightmarish portal. Acrylic on canvas. Hope I have a shot, good luck everyone!!!
The trespass of a child's sleep is the most disturbing idea in modern Horror. Giving the child the ability to astral project in Insidious was especially chilling when you think of the pure wonderment he must have felt with the power and the horrors he was not prepared for.
Darkness is one of the most frightening things that I believe humans have to live with. One of the reasons I have created this picture is because of how darkness has related to me. On several occasions I have awakened from a deep sleep only to see dark creepy figures hovering around my bed. I am awake and alert, and I know the things that I see are probably not real, but I cannot help but think "what if this time it's real?"
This is my entry for the Insidious 2 Contest! I worked my butt off for 2 weeks working on this off and on. I tried my best, so I'm happy with it no matter what.
Explaining this, there is a little girl quietly at play with her teddy bear when she suddenly gets the uneasy feeling something is right behind her. I used different aspects of the first Insidious as my inspiration; I loved everything about it, so I wanted to keep all my favorite moments; from the red and black theme (my favorite colors) of the man with fire on his face to the creepy vibe of the creature that could somehow fit in to that movie environment. Not to mention the gas mask, a reference to the elderly woman talking to spirits. The child, I referenced myself when I was about that age based on memory.
This was originally a pencil sketch, which took me more than 12 hours to complete altogether, and after editing colors in to it in Photoshop, was an additional 5 hours.