Preliminary sketch photos here: [link]
Started this piece last week after I listened to this: [link]
Came home after a long stressful day of doing homework nonstop, so this form of meditation really helped me to calm down and focus. This is the result - a piece that was screaming to be unleashed for months, maybe years. All I know is that I've seen it many times in my imagination - I mean the colors, the subject, the scenery, and the mood.
I like unsettling imagery, which is why my inspiration is a long time favorite: Alvin Schwartz' Scary Stories trilogy. It wouldn't be half as effective and memorable if it weren't for horror artist Stephen Gammell.
Charcoal (Vine & Soft)
Copic Original / Sketch markers
Copic / Faber Castell ink pens 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5
Canon Bristol Board
Since it was a messy piece, I couldn't scan it. So I had to take photos using my Nikon D60 and a tripod. Made minor alterations in Photoshop CS4.
To make the mood more effective, I listen to a variety of music, mostly soundtracks from: Resident Evil, Silent Hill, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Ring, and Nox Arcana.
If you're interested, the most common tracks were:
RE Orchestra: "Peace of Mind"
RE Outbreak: "The Big Picture" "Distant Future" "Outbreak Reprise"
RE 0 - "Cathedral"
RE 2: "Left Alone" "Secure Place" "
RE 3: "Never Give Up the Escape"
RE 4: "Sorrow (End Credits)"
The Thing: "Humanity part 1 & 2" "Solitude" "Wait"