I was so excited when a friend of mine whom is making a live action horror movie approached me to try something different for a change and try my hand at concepting a night terror demon in a realistic fashion, that will hopefully still use a prosthetic version of this creature in the film. There were many rounds of sketches which eventually were distilled down into a cheaper version of the original design for budgetary reasons. Looking into the subject and the many stories of people waking up feeling held down with unexplained scratches on their skin, or a weight on their chest and hallucinating a shadowy figure appearing above them sound terrifying to say the least. The cultural differences in its folklore are quite fascinating too. The first known oil painting to be depicted of the subject is by an artist Henry Fuseli, "The Nightmare" painted in 1781, which was received with much fanfare at the time and its composition used as a starting point to lampoon political figures of the era.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Future Granny Danny's lair concept sketch from the 'Assassin Parrot' episode shows off her collection of Danny's from infinite universe's. We came up with at least 120 different Danny's or more, my favorite being poodle Danny or Cosmic Danny. Next one is a rough stomach interior sketch for the "O' Brother Here Art Thou" episode introducing Shucks Hayseed who is a tapeworm feasting on the insides of Danny. At one point Danny starts feeling really sick so within the red stalk forrest I wanted to show some ghastly acid pits. As Danny pounds some Gatorade, red glowing balls descend upon our characters acting as electrolytes. Next are some rough sketchbook pages of mine comped together with the final version of Solip Nihilios, born from a super nova and eater of stars. This took many hands to perfect, and went through dozens of design changes but this was my favorite character of the season by far. He needed to look ethereal, otherworldly, ominous yet still emote softly by episodes end once Paco and Ruby make him develop feelings. And lastly a rough of the gigantic, mutated bunny rabbit as seen in "The World According to Larp".