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.
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?
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.
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?
Edit Made the semis, yaaaayy!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone for the faves & watches. You don't know how much I appreciate them
Here's my entry for the Insidious contest. An everyday activity turned sinister. I love cereal. I'm mortally f**king terrified of spiders. Seemed like a good mix. I seriously gave myself the heebie-jeebies while drawing this. After these last two contest pieces, I need to draw something happy and cheerful haha
Edit: Tightened up a couple of things, put some perspective on the "film grain" and tried to further define my warm vs. cool tones. Please let me know if it's coming out too dark or anything!
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!
I'm terrible with titles. I don't know. Anyway, graphite on paper. I had another idea for the insidious contest. That's one of the reasons I like these contests--they give me ideas I wouldn't have had otherwise, force me to work with a time constraint, and I always feel like I learn something. Plus I got to practice feet! Also, I've noticed that bathrooms seem to symbolize vulnerability for me. Which makes things scarier.