With inspiration from the song "Lillith"
Evelyn and her spiderbear belong to me.
Evelyn lives in a time of harsh war and alien invasions. She lost her father and was separated from her mother when she turned of age. She's afflicted by schizoaffective disorder and PTSD (the latter being a very common mental illness in her time); the illustration above may or may not be one of her many delusions.
Full Bio coming... Sometime~ XD
Anyways, it's quite pleasant.
Thank you kindly, friend!
Also, thank you very much both for the lama and the fav... As you can see, I'm more at ease with words than pictures, myself, but I can tell a good one when I see it.
If you happen to like my style, then be my guest and stay tuned for more!
Have a nice day/evening, dear.
I love this pic, its like dark, scary and makes me wonder about it
and the little description is awesome, but kinda sad haha
It's part of a cooperative story my friend and I are writing! ^^
Im trying to make a comic, I just need to stop being lazy or stalling haha
This reminds me very much of A Nightmare Before Christmas, and you mentioned Tim Burton, so you have done a good job of interpreting his work.
I absolutely love the way you have made the shadows of the twigs look like hands reaching out to her, it gives you something to look and think about.
I like the scratching across the artwork, but I'm not quite sure why it gets darker above her head.
There isn't much to critique here since everything has been done very well, but the only thing I could nit-pick about is the ring of grass around her. It looks a bit strange and muddles up the perspective of the picture. Also, the eye of the spiderbear isn't quite defined enough a maybe could have slightly less of a glow around it.
The knarled trees around her look great, and your shadowing is brilliant. The only other thing I could criticise is her expression. Her eyes look great; they have depth and emotion to them, however, her mouth makes her look more upset or grumpy than scared or worried.
Overall this is a great piece of art, and it's not usually something I would look at, but I'm glad I had to comment on this as it has given me more experience in the art world!
Hopefully this is a little bit helpful to you!
Since you were the first in the tagline, no need for you to comment anywhere!
Hello, I’m here from ProjectComment’s Comment Tag game with a substitute comment seeing as the previous one did not meet the minimum word count. I must apologize though for two things: one being how late I am with this comment and the other being this comment on something that already has so many wonderful comments, but seeing how all of your gallery is pretty much like that I decided to stick with the one that fit the Tag-Word best.
Given the Tag-Word was “Darkness” I am sure you can guess why I chose to comment on this piece, not only are the colors (or lack thereof) shrouded in darkness, but so is the situation and (I’m guessing) meaning behind this image. It’s quite powerful.
The yellow eyes instantly grab the viewers attention given the height of contrast in the eyes compared to the rest of the image. The scratchy and sketchy style of the shading also give rise to the fear and dark-imagery in this. Excellent work.
I am also really loving your take on the exaggerated features to show emotion, it’s fantastically done and you can see quite a bit of terror in Evelyn’s eyes. (Also, as another great point, I dig your use of perspective, it adds a dramatic effect.)
It’s really hard for me to find something to critique about this, it’s all done so well, but if I had to choose one thing that could stick out in my mind is to see a little more definition in the spiderbear. It wasn’t until I looked a second time that I could really see how the name spiderbear fit it. While it’s eye stood out well, the legs don’t as much.
Seeing how this is the last comment in this Tag-Line, you don’t have to do anything further. Keep up the great work and I wish you the best.
I don't have many suggestions as this is wonderful enough already but if I were to nitpick ...
- The dark shadows that looms over Evelyn does not appear to have a head or perhaps the head is lost as it falls on top of Evelyn's head... either way it does catch my attention a little too much and thus draws away from the main focus: Evelyn.
- Does the "Spiderbear" have eight legs like a spider? I can only identify five legs. So I'd suggest adding more depth (like shading) and detail to the area of the Spiderbear to make it more clear.
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I love the dark color pallet it plays into the piece really well. I don't know if there's a story behind this or not but definitely desirves one. I had to look pretty close to see that she was not holding a normal teddy bear so the spiderbear part could be a bit clearer. The Evelyns yellow of the eyes really stands out in the dark pallet and I like that the bears eye matches too. I enjoy the way the character is exaggerated in certain ways like the large eyes and and head in general. The pupils could be solid or darker that's really the only thing that bothers me. You could try making them black or go over them more with the Gray to fix their light shade. This applies to both Evelyn and the bears eyes. It also seems to me that the shadow looming over her does not have a head, purposeful or not I don't k ow but it's just another thing that I saw.
I'm also going to address the background a bit, the way the trees are drawn play really well into the dark feeling of the picture. I'd suggest making them larger to show Evelyns size as is they look like bushes not gnarled or dead trees. The fact that there's only a ring of grass around her and no grass actually near her is a bit odd unless something caused that, again with no story to this piece it's hard to tell. I can't even get close to drawing this well so I'm just pointing out what I would change.
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Even before I clicked on the thumbnail, I already was thinking that this reminded me a lot of Don't Starve and of Burton's artstyle. That being said, I think you pulled it off nicely - it's obvious where you got your inspiration, but it looks like more than just a copy. And I really like what I see.
First of all, I like Evelyn's design, the short, messy hair and torn clothes give very much the impression of a lost child. I also love her scared expression with the wide open eyes and the way she clutches her teddybear (spiderbear?) to her body. At the same time, I love that this style is still cartoonish and a bit exaggerated - I love to see somewhat light-hearted styles combined with eerie themes. I think the sketch-like appearance works in favour of this as well. I like how you drew the surroundings, many ambigious shadows, many sharp edges. It gives the impression of a very hostile environment and also conveyes that feeling of dread and uncertainty when everything, every movement, every shadow could mean something dangerous is just waiting to jump at you... or maybe not.
All combined, it creates a great, spooky atmosphere, emphasized by the prominent use of black and dark grays. Adding some yellow glow to Evelyn and her spiderbear's eyes was also a good choice, as it makes them stand out from the dark shadows and draws the viewer's eye towards them. Without this, the piece would prabably lose some of it's focus, so it's good you did that.
Overall, you did a very nice job, I like it a lot! Keep up the good work!
I love the dark color pallet it plays into the piece really well. I don't know if there's a story behind this or not but definitely desirves one. I had to look pretty close to see that she was not holding a normal teddy bear so the spiderbear part could be a bit clearer. The Evelyns yellow of the eyes really stands out in the dark pallet and I like that the bears eye matches too.
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Again, I really like your piece. This one perfectly achieves the goal of feeling alone, and abandoned. You achieved the sad look well with the large but round eyes and relaxed eyebrows, with a shaded nose and a slight frown; while it would have been easy to make a frightened look on accident, especially considering the dark surroundings. It helps the piece speak out that these dark surroundings are in the mind and in the heart, not physical dangers, per se.
As far as critique goes, I don't have much. That yellow orb on his beard feels totally out of place. What is it? If it was gone, I think this piece would really shine brighter. Also, the left and right pupils are not symmetrical, this adds a layer of dazed, confused, and/or cluelessness that doesn't fit the piece (as far as I can tell). If you could redevelop the pupils, they could go a long way in promoting the idea of this piece.
Besides that I can't see anything. Any strokes and lines seem just the way they should be because your style in consistent. I love the use of scribbles to darken the image and put the subject in a sort of shadowed crossed out emotional space. And that beard is ridic (awesome). I love it, keep it up.
From the moment I saw this drawing, it immediately reminded me of Tim Burton's animation style. You were able to get the kind of atmosphere that is made so popular by Tim Burton. Those large eyes, thin body and face, the grey and dark colors match well! The crosshatching style that you applied over some shadows and to indicate the grass(?) captured my attention too. Those creepy hand-like branches and the shadow of a looming figure adds creepiness and mystery to this piece. The little one looks so terrified and paralyzed on the spot, clutching her bear close to her chest.
I believe you were aiming to make the eyes of the characters glow, but it didnt glow enough.
If you wanted it to glow, you can utilize photoshop's luminosity layer, if you have that ^^
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Great art, but I really wouldn't want to be in her shoes...expecially whith something around like a "spiderbear"!