Saturday, December 5, 2009

Crunchy Ghosts

One of a series of illustrations I am working on for the Berkeley Monthly, this one is for an essay about two people who go to a supposedly haunted house. Every time they shine a flashlight into a particular room, they hear crunchy noisy outside. They end up fleeing the scene. The Illustration friday prompt is Crunchy.

27 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

Oh yes...you did a superb job of the contrast between what they see and what they think. Exceptional!

Diana Ramirez said...

What a perfect illustration of the "crunchy noisy". I love the difference between what's in the beam of light and what's in the dark.

Liza said...

I absolutely LOVE this post.
Thanks for sharing.

ArtSparker said...

Diana - that was a typo, but, hmmm, I think I'll leave it.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice window effect! Love the illustration. -J

Jasmine said...

So much detail here. Your work is amazing. I don't know if I've mentioned this before or not but at times your work reminds me of engravings or etchings similar to how they produced the templates for pictures in old novels. I love it.

Caio Fernandes said...

sould i repeat what everyone has said before me and will say after about this post .
SURE .
this post is fantastic , perfect , briliant . i loved every single detail and can't stop to look at .
well , i didn't resist , i stoped a litle bit , for 2:50 minutes , because of the link .
who are those pretty nice 4 guys singing a such lovely song ? are they the band that follows Enya on the tours ?
anyway .
this post made my saturday gets good and special .
thank you Susan .

ArtSparker said...

Caio - we aim to please.

Steve said...

Gorgeous detail.

ger said...

If I´d have the choice between going to the basement with the Ramones or with the crunchy ghosts - I guess I´d choose the latter...

grrl + dog said...

I lived in a house like that,

and it was crunchy sounds...skittering, scratchng..

jude said...

crunchy is such a great word, except when used in reference to socks.

Cláudia said...

All you have to do to make it suitable for little children is to add the following heading (or instructions):

"Now, your task is to count how many eyes you can see in the picture bellow."

Thanks for the explanations concerning the hot tub in the previous post - they surely helped me a lot. Sometimes my mind just get choked, like an old engine which refuses to start...

CHAT ET ESSAI said...

That's truth ! Thez are crunchy !
I love this word, didn't know it !

. justin segal said...

Wow, that's a ton o' fun. Great job!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Fantastico Sparkico!

bindu said...

Good one! Crunchy little deep-fried ghosts. :)

justdoodleit said...

Like the blurry haunted house juxtaposed with the scared ghosts!

lettuce said...

ooo

ooo i want to know whats in the basement!

Tom said...

ooh..things that go bump in the night!

love the pic

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is very cool. I have not seen anything like it before; very original.

Coreopsis said...

Wonderful drawing. I really like all the convoluted "stuff"--their fears in the dark, contrasting with the very ordinary (yet dark--great colors) house.

Titus said...

Utterly fabulous. Uber-illustration.

Tammie Lee said...

wow that is spooky.

Liz said...

Hi ArtSparker...love the detail and the contrast with the torch light...multi-layered and spookiness abounds...well done.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

this will be pulling them in!!

crunch, crunch

Amy C said...

this is a fantastic piece, I love the blueish beam of light next to your wonderful drawing