Every day someone celebrates a birthday. This is my take on a birthday gone wrong. In this case, a teddy bear did not take kindly to being replaced. I didn't want to make it dark and gloomy, because that is when you wait for something bad to happen. I think the most terrifying events occur when you least expect them. Though this isn't terrifying, I do find it somewhat creepy.
With a Baroque style lighting and color scheme, I wanted to achieve the horrible feeling of the viewer seeing what the subject cannot. I for one, was always unsettled when either reading with a flashlight, or on my computer in the dark, and looking away only to see complete darkness until my eyes could adjust. Unbeknownst to her, there is something lurking right beside her.
Sometimes headphones are good to block out stuff. Other times they make you unaware of the dangers around. As you focus your attention on listening to the music or the voices of your teammates, just be sure you are also looking around yourself.
I feel this is a better composition and wanted to take my existing piece and focus on the phantom by cropping the image, making it a portrait orientation piece. I hope this feels much more personal and focused rather than having the broader view. I also wanted to make the colours much more vibrant and add more details and stronger lighting. Please as usual let me know your thoughts. All references used belong to me and all created in Photoshop.
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?