Anja's Artblog

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Character Design

These are the main characters of my story. Little frightened Amelia, haunted by nightmare monsters....

and the old, wise Indian guy...well it certainly looked like a guy in the initial sketch but now it looks more like an old lady doesn't it.....? :/
Oh well, it doesn't really matter anyway I guess..but would be interesting to know - What do you think? Man or Lady?

This project will be a lot experimenting with combining traditional and digital work. There is just something about those textures and layering aesthetic I absolutely adore but I still want to keep the handmade feeling of my work.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Little Girls and Nightmare Creatures

This is a character design for  my latest book project. I still have to change some bits but I'm actually rather in love with her already.
Plus some sketches of children.

I also did some Rorschach Printing to get inspiration for nightmare creatures. It worked surprisingly good and I had a well good time making them.

The Project is going well so far.♥

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Stuff of Nightmares

The playthings of the innovent can be rather creepy at times. I created those drawings after visiting a exhibition called 'The Stuff of Nightmares' in the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, which is a really recommendable place to go. For the exhibition the Front Room Gallery had been transformed into a sinister forest by local schoolchildren working with artists. It became the dark setting for a re-telling of the Brother Grimm's Fundevogel and explored the darker side of the child's  imagination.
It was very interesting and gave me a lot inspiration for my latest project.