I’ve been working on some sketches of cute versions of horror icons. I chose to draw Freddy Kreuger first because Nightmare on Elm St. was the first scary movie that I ever saw.
I used Copic sketch markers over a line drawing done with Microns and Staedtler pigment liners on Aquabee Super Deluxe paper. The paper isn’t specifically made for markers but it’s fairly heavy-weight for a sketchbook–it’s 93 lbs.–and I prefer my sketching paper to have a little tooth. I like this paper because it’s so heavy that I rarely have to deal with bleeding but it’s not as textured as the cold-press paper that I prefer for watercolors and colored-pencils. And now I’m wondering how a watercolor Freddy Kreuger would work out.
You know how when you have a problem pronouncing a word or keep confusing one word with a different word? I just found out that George Takei was in an internment camp during World War Two, but, when I tell people this I keep saying “interment camp.” As a former mortuary student, I can tell you that interring someone is something very different from interning someone. Well, I’m still spelling “Freddy” as “Freddie,” even though I know that the latter is inaccurate. It’s like my brain caught a virus or something. A spelling virus. Grr.
- Scarina--the authoress and editrix of this site. I like scary movies and have dedicated my free time to cataloging horror--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sometimes there are books too.
There's film criticism, literary criticism, and humor here. I can be highbrow but there's lots of pop culture too. And feminism.
I fervently love "Twin Peaks" and wish it were a real place so I could move there. I can't list my favorite scary movies because they change depending on my mood, the season, and how much coffee I've had.
I'm an artist looking for ways to blend creepy with cute. I try to channel my childhood nightmares, my love of horror, and my experiences with sleepy paralysis.
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