Monday, November 19, 2007

Illustration Friday - Superstition


People were tried for being werewolves on a regular basis in medieval Europe. One of the last convictions took place in Salzburg, Austria in 1720. Superstition run amok. How do I happen to possess this nugget of information? My son Christopher loves mythical monsters. Two great kids books on werewolves are Mythical Monsters by Chris McNab and Werewolves by Stephen Krensky. 2B pencil on Strathmore 400 Series Drawing medium paper (9" x 12").

11 comments:

studio lolo said...

Laurel, this is REALLY, REALLY good! You can feel him coming towards you from the misty, dark depths. Awesome job!
By the way, 2 more blogger friends have tagged me and I told them you tagged me first and I didn't think I should play cuz I've done it already. BUT, I've rethought it and I will try to come up with more random, hopefully interesting facts about me. I've been triple-tagged!

isay said...

Beautiful!

Ella said...

Great drawing! Love how the werewolf jumps out of the dark (could be movie scene) and in the large version the grain looks wonderful.

Kstyles said...

Wow! This is some really good penciling! I promise if one of those jumped out at me, I'm falling out. LOL Great work!

Josh (musarter) said...

I how subtle this is. I is nice how created an interesting nice evironment with graphite.

enigma said...

really spooky... great pencil work!

Jaimie said...

whoa. when I clicked on your thumbnail I almost jumped in my chair. Very scary and effective. Great job.

studio lolo said...

Okay, I've listed my 7 things! I didn't tag anyone else though because I've alreadt tagged so many :)

suana said...

Brrr, very effective image!
It reminds me of Steppenwolf by H.Hesse.

RyanLoghry said...

Terrific job on this one Laurel, it has an ethereal quality. Also, your technique is in top form. I don't see any distracting directional lines in your shading.

rbaird said...

He seems to come out of no where! Very well done.