Last day of Inktober! Happy Halloween!
Today I’ve been watching Ridley Scott’s Legend (1985) and decided to base today’s inktober on it. Legend is such a great fantasy film and I find the visuals and production design of it amazing and inspiring, and so deicided to paint one of the scenes from the film, choosing the scene where Princess Lily is running through the domain of the Lord of Darkness. I thought this would be a great scene to draw and paint because it would help with composition and lighting and give me the opportunity to paint and draw more freely instead of focusing too much on detail.
This is the final image for Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, at least for inktober. It’s based upon the final story featured in the book, ‘Wolf-Alice’, which features a feral child raised by wolves who slowly discovers her humanity with the help of a mirror. This is the theme I wanted to focus on for image and so illustrated Wolf-Alice looking into the mirror with wolves in the bakcground to represent her animalistic nature. I really struggled with this image, firstly with drawing a feral, wild looking girl and secondly the composition. Originally I had a different composition for the image, which can be seen below, but I just didn’t like how that turned out and so quickly came up with the image above. However, by this time I had run out of watercolour paper and so had to draw and paint the image in my sketchbook and unfortunately the ink doesn’t work as well on the sketchbook paper.
Inspired by another Angela Carter story, ‘The Erl King’, also featured in ‘The Bloody Chamber’. I’m not entirely happy with this image, I imagined it quite differently in my head, but it’s only for another day of inktober and I’m hoping to illustrate the remaining stories from the Bloody Chamber for part of inktober.