With Halloween coming up I was inspired to create some Ghastly Children. This is Grinning Gilbert complete with ice pick and bone saw…
This was drawn with Sakura Microns.
I am an Edward Gorey fan so these children are also inspired by Gorey’s character designs. For inspirational reference I also used Albert Racinet’s, ‘The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes,’ with the specific plate shown below. This is a really good book that depicts lots of great costumes.
WHAT A CUTE AND GREAT DRAWINGS :)
nice idea :) I love his outfit :)
This a soo cute!! Love the idea too!
virginiajoe, thanks, I’m glad you like his outfit :) There are so many great outfits in the Racinet book…
alina, thank you too :D
I have only doors in my portuguese blog.
Can you send me one photo from yourÃ‚Â´s?
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I’ve just noticed you’ve linked to me.
I shall return the favour as soon as I’ve got a sec!
Nice work btw.
Gronky below is a 3D CG character, yes?
soportas, I’ll try and send you a door photo, thanks for stopping by.
elliot, hello :)
Thanks ever so much for the positive feedback and for visiting. And yes, Gronky is 3D.
I like that it looks like a puppet rather than a CG character.
This is something that’s very important to me.
elliot, thanks! I’d like to think that Gronky was inspired by some of the wonderful animated and puppet characters I used to watch as kid.
These have a wonderful feel. Much like the charm of a wood block print. Great shapes too.
Mark, thanks! Very kind of you to say.