Last day of Inktober! Happy Halloween!
Today I watched Carrie (1976) as part of a sort of Halloween countdown which I’m hoping to continue through this week by watching Halloween related films. After watching it I decided to base my inktober day 26 image on it due to the iconicness of the image of a bloodsoaked Carrie and I thought it would be a great oppourtunity to play around with red ink.
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.