Happy Halloween everybody! I can’t believe how fast this month of Drawlloween has passed. It was such great fun creating art through these prompt list. Sweet Eviline, which I created this week, is one I myself really love. But let’s see what this last week of drawing and sketching has resulted in.
Drawlloween prompts week 4
This week’s prompts on Camilla d’Errico’s Hivelloween list of killer bees included:
- The Sting
- The Pollenator
- Sting Kong
- Gaara of the Honeycomb
Camille Pfister’s list included the following themes:
- Witch life
- Heaven / Hell
- In love with the devil
- The evil one
Camille Pfister’s list especially made my imagination run wild. I really like her list of themes. It leaves room for so much interpretation.
Ophelia – tragic witch
I created three illustrations this week, and for all three I combined several of the themes/characters of the prompt lists.
My first drawing is that of Ophelia. This tragic Shakespearean girl died, like most of Shakespeare’s characters, an untimely death. She was found dead in a pool of water.
Now, if you are familiar with the witch trials in the middle ages up to about 1700, then you know that a lot of free thinking women suffered the trial by water. If the woman kept floating, she was a witch. If she drowned, she was not a witch, just a poor innocent and, above all DEAD girl.
So why not combine these two prompts into one illustration? Perhaps Ophelia did die by a trial by water. Because of course, she went a little nuts in the story Hamlet. So, my Ophelia illustration includes a couple of Wiccan attributes.
Heaven and Hell – In love with the devil
Another big illustration is that of my view on Heaven and Hell, and being in love with the devil. It is said that a tree is a symbol for both heaven and hell. Its’ branches reach high out to the heavens, and its’ roots deep down to hell.
My tree is one straight out of the Garden of Eden. But another character in this Garden is of course the devil, depicted by the snake. Seducing the friendly, innocent tree into doing bad things…
Sweet Eviline – the Evil One
My last drawing for Drawlloween is that of the Evil One. She looks so innocent, but make no mistake. Sweet Eviline’s name says it all. She is a little demon person. Just look at the stuff she has laying and hanging around. The reflection in her eyes… And what is that she is releasing? Are those killer bees?
Sweet Eviline was so much fun to create. Some of my favorite colors are pink and turquoise. And I also love how looks can be deceiving.
All of these illustrations I did for Drawlloween were created with Prismacolor pencils on paper, embellished with marker and acrylic paint. Would you like to buy an original? Then check my Etsy store for all the goodies I have available there.
Drawlloween has been a blast. I look forward to participating next year!