Week one of the 2018 Month of Fear Challenge: “Lies”
I’m illustrating scenes from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula” for this series, and with this week’s prompt, “lies”, I chose to depict the “weird sisters” (as Jonathan Harker calls them) since they appear with a mask of beauty and a false charm to lure in their victim, only revealing themselves for the bloodthirsty creatures they truly are mere moments before they strike - but by then, it’s too late…
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(Reference: Lady Of The Castle I)
On a less earnest note, please allow me to compliment you on balancing the need to keep these "Weird Sisters" a unit with the desire to give each some share of individuality; I especially admire your retention of their canonical hair colours, while including a subtle distinction to help audiences distinguish between the two dark-haired "Sisters".
Whenever I imagine the "Weird Sisters", I tend to think of them wearing clothing they've acquired through brutally straightforward means - in the same way that Count Dracula appropriates Mr Harker's wardrobe, although usually without any victims surviving - with the apparent hierarchy between the "Brides" (the Blonde would appear to be "Big Sister") being represented by the quality of their costumes (the "Big Bad Blonde" wearing the newest & the most fashionable pieces, the middle sister wearing the less fashionable new pieces or the more intact pieces of older clothing, the third wearing whatever happens to be left - possibly because she's a little more feral than the others).
I have to admit this idea might involve a little TOO much fussy detail, which may distract readers from the flow of the story.
Edit: I thought you meant the witches from Macbeth! Sorry, I've often heard them referred to as the "weird sisters".
Love how you did this, with the dresses looking like literal bridal gowns (extra point for the long sleeves) and their expressions match their seductive yet predatory nature perfectly. Overall wonderful work. It's going straight to my faves.
Edit: nevermind, read the description! Oops!
I especially love the draperies in the background and foreground, they really add a sense of space to the piece, while keeping the dark gothic tone.
Truly beautiful!! <3