I spend a bit of time perusing the internets, looking at other peoples art, soaking up their images, experiencing their images, and seeing what inspires me. At the beginning of November I wanted to take a little break from my series on Ukiyo-E, so I was on one of those strolls through other artists minds.
While doing so, I noticed a significant amount of photographs, paintings and drawings of women in Victorian dress under street lights. The thing that struck me about this artistically was the shadow play. Being that I consider light and shadow to be one of my more glaring weak spots, I thought this might be a subject work entertaining.
The next thought I had showed me that doing a single large ink project for Inktober/Drawloween was not enough to purge my spookiness for the season. That thought was that there really should be something stalking her from the shadows.
This of course gave me the opportunity to draw one of my favorite versions of a victim of vampirism, the Nosferatu. It is both timely for the period, and fitting for the scene.
Currently I have not made prints available of this 18×24 inch gouache painting, but I will make it available if there is interest. The original is for sale.