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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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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!
FlameFatalis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how Becky's the only one like "Oh my God... I have to get out of here".
Neko-Poisoned Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this
rusting-angel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome <3 love it! Beautiful as always my dear
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. >_<
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.
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.
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.
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
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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