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. Aurelie // Delirium 2. Rae 3. Rebecca Crane // The Undertaker 4. 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. 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. Teagan James 9. & Becky Albright 'Raven Mocker' [kinda creepily perching, like a bird] 10. Becky Albright [personal version] 11+12. Rachel // Ragady & William // Stitches 13. David Hyde // Raven 14. Mia Elizabeth Crane // Miss Scare 15. 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
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. )
Sorry, not the most constructive of words, it kinda leaves me speechless. >_<
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
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~
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! 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!
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
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.
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?