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"Malise" by Erin Hopkins

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SciFi and Fantasy Art Malise by Erin Hopkins
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This has to be one of the most disturbing pieces I've done. It came to me in dream imagery. It is somewhat of an evil vampire/winged elf hybrid. The green faded tattoo shows it was once good and and a well respected person in it's land. The red is a scar on it's face it earned not that long ago in a battle or something along those lines. What gets me the most is the eyes. Look at the way the light reflects on them... 'Malise' is also a Gaelic name for 'dark'. Very suiting, isn't it?

30 Sep 200545 Maka lady_cularien@yah...com>
ooh I thought that the white bits in the eyes were its pupil things, but now that I loo at it and know it makes it scarier knowing that it's eyes are SOLID black....

dude, this is gonna give me nightmares.

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "Yep, that was the reflection in the creature's eyes. This one drawing does freak a lot of people out."
10 Oct 2005:-) Megan MacLean
This one's creepily good. I love it. The folds are as usual, wonderfully done. (oh how I envy you!) The background is well done as well. Very, very awesome.

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "Want to hear something weird? The background took me the longest to decide on and yet was the quickest to do! My parents freaked out when they saw this drawing."
20 Oct 200545 Old man swabby
A little spooky---just in time for Halloween!

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "Indeed! It would kind of make a cool Halloween costume although I have no clue how one would do the eyes and still be able to see."
25 Oct 2005:-) LZ Draegeth
Ooh, eerie. I like it.

One thing - if the white slivers in her eyes are reflections, and (likely) coming from the same light source, they should probably arc the same way. Think if you had two glass orbs set side by side (yes, eyes are set very much in parallel!). Even though one is further from the light source, they would have the same sort of shape to the reflection.

I like your grayscale work. I'd just recommend even more work with shading, and contrast (those shadows behind the sleeve are great!). If you learn to do shading really well, it will show in your color work too. Keep drawing! 2

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "That does make sense about the light when you mention it. I do thank you for the suggestions. 2 I never really did decide on what the light source would be. I guess it lends to the mystery. I do intend to practice my shading among other things. I do thank you for your kind comment. 2"
25 Jan 200645 @\- - - rose butterfly }:|:{
hey tis "eat my heart" from meda
Love the back ground and the eyes! amazing job!

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "Thank you. 2 This one drawing does seem to be popular at times."
22 Feb 2006:-) Renata Cavanaugh
I love this one....mean!

:-) Erin Hopkins replies: "It's something else alright."
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 • Created by: :-) Erin Hopkins
 • Copyright: ©Erin Hopkins. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Creature, Dark, Elf, Nightmare, Vampire, Wings
 • Categories: Demons, Imps, Devils, Beholders..., Dream Imagery, Orc, Goblins, Trolls, Trollocs...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Black Ink, Coloured Ink
 • Inspirations: JRR Tolkien, Other Author, Terry Brooks
 • Submitted: 2005-09-29 01:48:24
 • Views: 538
 • Resolution: 458x352

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