Greetings monsters and ghouls. We’ve come to day 4 of Inktober, today’s topic is Freeze.
I’m sure many of us have a favorite horror story/movie involving freezing in the cold. I have a few favorites, The Thing, The Shining, Mountains of Madness. Probably a bunch of others I am forgetting. But I decided to skip the monster in the snow story; and thought what causes it to become cold on the earth? Darkness, lack of sunlight, tilting of the earth’s axis leading to longer and colder nights.
What if the moon eclipsed the sun and never moved from the spot over an area of planet earth. Let alone a very populated area. Would it lead to massive coldness and endless snow? Probably some scientific variables that would say no, but we’re doing it in my universe, reality be damn!
A lone survivor trying to make their way across the frozen landscape collapses to their hands in defeat. The landscape is endless snow with no sign of life around them. The moon eclipsing the sun over head as if mocking the person’s efforts to survive. That is my idea of Freeze for this inktober.
The drawing was made using a combination of media. A photo pencil sketch outlined in Faber-Castell pens and then colored with TomBow markers. A white prismacolor Pastel was used to add a glow around the moon. Showing the sun struggling with all its might to get its rays around it to no avail.
See you tomorrow for Day 5, Build.