I’m a big fan of the Scream movies, and as they’re perfect viewing for Halloween, I thought I may as well include them in my inktober series. So illustrated this image inspired by the famous opening scene of the first movie which features Drew Barrymore.
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.
Another illustration inspired by a story from Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’. As mentioned in yesterdays post, I originally intented this to be the image for day 13 but I really didn’t like the direction the image was taking with the colour and so decided to start over today just using quink ink. I much prefer the quink ink to the colour as I feel it captures the story better and I thinkthe colours of the inks were far to bright. I have included the rough first image below just to highlight the difference.
I originally intented to illustrate a scene from Angela Carter’s ‘The Courtship of Mr Lyon’, however the image really wasn’t working how I wanted it to, so instead I illustrated a scene from Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’. Despite the simplicity of the image, I’m really happy with it, particularly the colour, which is what I was having trouble with in the original image.