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Mistress of Fear: Halloween year 3 group pic by rotten-apples Mistress of Fear: Halloween year 3 group pic by rotten-apples
This year I definitely made sure there was plenty of Crane to go around ;) Setting for year three is the Arkham Asylum morgue, as seen in the game, with a definite toxin influence going on. Really wanted to do the creepy sky with the crow silhouettes-- I love that part of the levels so much <3 Annnnd I pretty much torture Becky Albright (canon) every year in these things. Everyone else is pretty much used to fear toxin at this point, but I wanted the whole scene (especially the giant scary Crane looming over her specifically) to look like her worst nightmare-- like she's been dragged to Arkham Asylum on Halloween night and forced to endure the yearly get together of MoF's.

It should be expected by now that the projects I think will be the easiest to tackle end up causing the most problems. But I won out in the end and I think this is my favorite digital coloring/lighting job I've done so far. It's cleaner and brighter than most pictures I've done in terms of colors/tones/lighting, but I still got to keep the grunge and the ick factor I love. I also felt like I found a good place between clean cel shading, the painterly textures, and really sketchy line work at points [like Crane]. I'm always afraid all the different techniques I like won't mesh, but I think it did. So I'm really happy overall.

Thanks so much everyone for entering and being patient with me <3

Note: I made the image dimensions to scale of 1280x800, so you guys can use it as a background without it distorting if you want.

Characters from left to right are--
1. :icondanielle-chan: Aurelie // Delirium
2. :iconfallen-angel-lilith: Rae
3. :iconthesilentpianistgirl: Rebecca Crane // The Undertaker
4. :iconrotten-apples: Annabelle Toll // Death Knell
[yes, she's sitting in a body bag and has a toe tag dangling off her boot-- Anna's pretty at home in morgues. And her dress here is a modified straight jacket for the occasion]
5. Jonathan Crane // Scarecrow [B:AA game version]
6. :iconj-cole: Bella [because I didn't include her beast mask, I tried to make the jack-o-lantern she's leaning over mimic the look of the mask]
7. Canon: Becky Albright in the dress Crane makes for her, with her usual red Converse (with added spiderweb motifs on the toes) from the comic
8. :iconpoorlittlebat: Teagan James
9. :iconever-so-much: & :iconqueenharpie: Becky Albright 'Raven Mocker' [kinda creepily perching, like a bird]
10. :iconlicoricewolf: Becky Albright [personal version]
11+12. :iconichbinragady: Rachel // Ragady & William // Stitches
13. :icondrcrane-and-mrhyde: David Hyde // Raven
14. :iconcomedy101: Mia Elizabeth Crane // Miss Scare
15. :iconnovus-loyal: Magpie [her creator noted that she has a tend to collect things, much like a magpie, so I thought it would be funny if she's been kind of collecting some of the more interesting specimen jars from the morgue. I had the image of her plague mask beak pressed in fascination against the jar]

medium: PSCS3
characters: Jonathan Crane, Becky Albright, & Arkham Asylum belong to DC comics; Annabelle Toll belongs to me; all other characters belong to their respective creators

[soli deo gloria]
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:iconever-so-much:
ever-so-much Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Amazing job! :D You always do such an incredible job weaving together a broad range of designs, and the setup for this one is so much fun. Thanks for including the Raven Mocker again!
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FlameFatalis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked!
Love how Becky's the only one like "Oh my God... I have to get out of here".
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Neko-Poisoned Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this
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rusting-angel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome <3 love it! Beautiful as always my dear
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IchBinRagady Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
unf, gorgeous as always! Legit, words don't even do it justice! I'll just sit here and stare at it for another ten minutes. Everyone looks fabulous, and it's always great seeing them all together (even if for the more anti-social ones that only happens this once a year. :P)

Sorry, not the most constructive of words, it kinda leaves me speechless. >_<
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) Halloween brings all the crazies together in unity. It's like Christmas for creepers.
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DottoraQN Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen. The shading, the poses, everything is wonderful. You are so talented.
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you T_T That means so much to me to hear someone say that.
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Aki125 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
8D AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! LIZ!! Every year! Every year you out due yourself and I'm left gaping like a fish in the floor! XD I seriously can't even begin to sum up how much I LOVE this!

And tormented Becky just makes me laugh XD her face and body language= priceless XD
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think that's the best I've ever drawn Becky. Her original style's kinda weird, so this year I stopped trying to copy it and just drew her my own way :d
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:iconaki125:
Aki125 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I defiantly like the way you drew her this year :3. Things always flow and work better when you do things in your own style
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TheSilentPianistGirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
oh my good croft, this is gorgeouslyawesome, I cant wait for next year's picture!
As always, I thank you a liter of a bunch for including my character.
For us who don't have Halloween with all the amazingness that I can only see in movies, this is something to look forward to this time of year.
So, thanks again~
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome-- thank you for signing up :)

Agreed-- doing Halloween art is the only real way it seems to capture the Halloween spirit we all want on a budget of reality. Already trying to think up good and spooky locations for next year!
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:iconpoorlittlebat:
poorlittlebat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! You've really outdone yourself this year! This is absolutely gorgeous and I can't thank you enough for including Teagan in it. It's an honor to have my character included in your amazing work!
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you-- I feel like I really improved this year on a lot of things. Thank you so much for entering Teagan again-- she's a lot of fun to draw :)
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Novus-Loyal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Writer
At first when I saw this my reaction was to boogie though think 'huh, what's Magpie doing with those jars?' Then I read the comments and burst out laughing -- you've got her hoarding/comic streak spot on! :XD:
Plus, once you stop ogling at the different characters/the giant nightmare Crane, the sky really catches your eye: the silhouettes worked out sehr well! Thanks again for doing this! :)
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:iconcomedy101:
Comedy101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
OMG! you made Mia look Amazing. Thank you.
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome-- glad you like it :) Thank you for entering.
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DrCrane-and-MrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
It's just awesome ! Love the way Dave is looking... So much like him ! Be sure I'll sign up for next year's picture ;)
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DrCrane-and-MrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Also, will you take commissions any time soon ? :please:
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I always wanted to take commissions, but I'm still not really confident on what the best payment method is. Online methods just seems so complicated :/
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DrCrane-and-MrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
not really, actually. with paypal, you're safe -- and so is your customer :) I use it quite often and so do several other artists -- you might want to ask J-Cole for advice concerning that part...
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
It always seemed kinda baffling [sheepish]. Thank you, though-- I'll have to ask her for advice :)
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DrCrane-and-MrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
No problem. if you ever do take commissions, I might have a group picture for you *whistles* Might earn you quite a couple of bucks ^^
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'll keep that in mind if I ever figure out the payment thing :)
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DrCrane-and-MrHyde Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
ok :)
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fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I love it! There are so many different components going on, the crows in the sky, leaves on the ground and candles are a great touch. Every time I look I see something I missed. Love the way you did Rae, she looks great! The splash of halloween support with the orange socks was brilliant. The pendant is a new touch this year.

Thank you for including her in your picture again! I absolutely love it. Now I have all the sounds from Crane and the morgue scene going through my head XD
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was thinking the pendant would give her a kind of exotic look considering her past that would make her look like more than just another nurse.
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:iconfallen-angel-lilith:
fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
It was a good idea. My original design for her she actually had a red pendant that belonged to her mother lol. So this amused me greatly ^^
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've been known to have interesting powers of clairvoyance at times :d
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:iconfallen-angel-lilith:
fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Lol, always an amusing talent. I think I stopped doing the pendant from her mother, which oddly enough was a red gem, when I had the idea of Jon giving her a scarecrow shaped pendant. Kind of a "I want to show she is mine, without getting her in trouble" kind of thing ya know? So I just thought it hilarious to see her with the red necklace in the picture.
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RayneWillows Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It is amazing. I like it.
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you-- glad you like it :)
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:iconlicoricewolf:
licoricewolf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SSOOOO beautiful!! :dummy: I can't even believe my Becky is in it this year jdks; thank you so much for including her! <3 <3
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:iconrotten-apples:
rotten-apples Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks-- and you are very welcome :) I really had fun drawing/coloring her-- you gave her such a great design and personality <3 I'd love to draw her again in the future sometime, perhaps with some Crane lovin' goin' on?
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licoricewolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yES PLEASE WHATEVER YOU DESIRE!! I'd be honored if you drew her again! uwu
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