Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,
I come to you today with a short and spooky post in honor of Halloween.
Last year, in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve I created a Halloween themed coloring book by taking some of my illustrations and transforming them into various costume ideas.
If you haven’t seen my Halloween Coloring book, you can do so by clicking on the link below.
This year, I thought it might be fun to transform two of my female characters into monsters using various coloring and shading techniques.
First up is Cassidy.
After a lifetime of living the simple life on her parent’s farm, Cassidy’s aspirations of becoming a writer bring her to the big city. Unfortunately, she finds that her new home is infected by a horrible virus that is quickly turning it’s inhabitants zombies.
Her skin turns pale and quickly decays.
Her clothes, once pretty and pink, are stained and covered in blood and dirt.
Her eyes, once bright and green, are red and bloodshot.
The bright colors that once surround her darken.
Her mind and soul leave her body and the beautiful girl becomes a monster.
Next, we come to the lonely tale of Queen Kate.
Queen Kate, a beautiful and charming monarch, one day embarks on a long voyage. While on this voyage, her ship is met by a vicious storm that slaughters her entire crew.
Miraculously, she survives the massacre because she is transformed into a creature unlike anything she could have imagined.
Her skin turns blue and erupts in scales.
Her luxurious amber locks are tainted blue.
Unable to return to the life she once knew, she is trapped in isolation under the deep blue sea.
What a shame.
Thoughts on the aftermath…
I really enjoyed this experiment because it made me think about how the use of color can really alter your perception of a character. Bright colors tend to represent lightness or innocence, while dark colors tend to symbolize gloomier or more insidious characters.
That’s all for now.
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