This past week has been pretty good. I still have a lot of work to do at home, but I got to Knott's Scary Farm for the first time and it was fantastic. The mazes were fantastic, the costumes were really well done, and I had a lot of fun. It was a great start to this Halloween season, something I hope to take full advantage of. One thing I've been wanting to do this month is sketches based on scary stories.
This one was inspired by this piece, which is short and worth a listen (and may make the picture make a bit more sense): "Knocking" - By Wedgeff7
I know in the past I've mentioned how horror has played an important role in my art and how certain specific works have had a real impact on the kind of horror I not only enjoy but hope to create.
I just watched a film I'd been wanting to see for awhile last night called The Innkeepers. I'm not going to say this film was perfect, but it did do some things very right that in my mind not only make up for many of the film's shortcomings, but are the aspects of not just horror but any really solid storytelling. This is a film I want to watch again.
If you're looking for something with a lot of gore, this probably isn't your bag, but if you want really well written and likeable characters then you'll enjoy this. It also has a really great music score that while not overly present throughout the film does a great job of setting the mood.
Other than all this, I'm hoping to get the three page side story that takes place in between the events of Chapter Three done by next week. I'm also continuing work on my redrawing and the latest batch I've put up are pages 1.12-13 in which I added another page to help spread out all the dialogue from the original two pages. No new text has been added, but it's a lot easier to get through.