Thursday, September 08, 2005



did this at night watching old Twilight Zone dvd's. Was planning on leaving it black and white but ended up
adding colour. Love those old Twilight Zones.

37 comments:

Queen Tut said...

very cool, like your style

Maricarmen Pizano said...

Beautiful concept!...I like it very much!

steve said...

MAN! That's awesome!
Best,
Steve

vfm4 said...

creepy! brrrrrrrrrrr...
but i love it! :)

Jorge Noujaim said...

ehhehe. Great illustration again.
Do you do your coloring, traditional or digital? it looks great.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

That's great!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

spooky... it looks good with color too. and kinda looked like a book cover to me. hee.. id luv to read the story...

Wignke said...

That is so beautiful, yet it's giving me an extreme case of the willies with just a touch of the hebe jebbies.

Bill

Kactiguy said...

This tells such a great story. Fantastic! Love the extra hands coming up. You outdid yourself.

Ali said...

Oh wow. Retro and creepy at the same time. Nice work.

Ali
http://www.livejournal.com/users/seian/

Dennis West said...

Very Nice! Reminds me of Edward Gorey or Gris Grimly.

carla said...

It's so...creepy...macabre....fabuloso! I totally love your "book covers." They really enhance the feeling I get that behind your captured moments there must be a story, and they always do such a fine job of capturing the right look for the genre. This one actually reminds me of a notion I used to have (and have since changed) that I wanted to be buried sans coffin so I could fertilize the land and be part of the trees and flowers. I've given up on that idea though; instead I want to be cremated and baked into a loaf of bread with which someone will make tea sandwiches to serve when folks make their sympathy calls. Yum...

This is another great Drazen treat! (the illo not the bread)

Courtney said...

eerie and true which makes it more creepy, great work.

Stef said...

Wow!!!! Holy cow! That' lovely Drazen!!! I love it!!! How did you paint that? on what?! digital? it's amazing! well done!

Anonymous said...

Looks how I wished Golden Books were like };-}

Uloo said...

So cool, Drazen. Glad you decided to go with colors. They're awesome, as is the creepy concept.

Michael said...

And a very Golden/Wonder book color palette as well! Great illo, Drazen.

Rowantree said...

Wow, great illo !

bee'nme said...

Wow...increible workmanship and creativity - how clever and completely original!

SteveLambe said...

Ha...fantastic! Very nice choice with the torn book spine.

Wailin' Rob Jones said...

this maybe the best illustration I have seen for this little project. Well done!!!

josh Carrollhach said...

Nice stuff. Tim Burtonesque. I love Twighlight Zone. Rod Serling wrote about 70% of them, I heard.

Rachelle said...

This is so neat! I love how it looks like a really scary picture book and the style is so great!

paula said...

I'm glad you went with color. That greeny-yellow adds to the oddity of the piece. Like the little gal's head-buns! Great piece and really like your work!

Alina Chau said...

cool idea, nice painting

Smook said...

Ha! I knew you can out do yourself, actually you seem to out do yourself with every piece! Looks great in colour, and it's the perfect colour for the theme of your illustration! Lovely! As always.

PaintMonster said...

wow super great illustration Drazen!!! it seems old book!!
really nice!!!!

isay said...

good decision! the colors are great.

Drazen said...

Hey Thanks a lot everyone!

JOrge and Stef- thanks.the I draw and ink by hand [in this case on tracing paper which is not usual] and digital coluring using photoshop.
atomicvelvetsigh- I finised the drawing at 3 in the mourning and did write and quicly rough a story that I hope to get too. Its not pleasant tho!
Carla-Thanks. Im for cremation too.
Josh- thanks, I was going to do a little twilight zone post, with this but maybe later this week. Serling is genius but I have real soft spot for two of the other writers Richard Matheson and particularly Charles Beaumont.
Paintmonster-thanks! amazing what masking tape look can do!

thanks again everyone
drazen

Ward Jenkins said...

Drazen, this is brilliant. I wish that there was a true line of creepy children's books like this! Man, great colors and great stylized characters here. Wonderful job on this!

Anonymous said...

très beau blog!!

telle said...

ha, je ne suis pas anonyme...

Drazen said...

anonymous Telle,
Merci beucoup!

Drazen said...

Ward thanks a lot man! Have a great time in Ottawa.

paige said...

Drazen! This is ghooly and gorgeous. I love it so! I love the idea of you publishing a whole set of "tiny troubles adventures" in the golden book vein. OH, please, seek a publisher and do this!!! PLEEEEASE!!

If I may, one crit...I'm not crazy about the font for "Roots". I don't have a solution to offer but that's really the only thing that takes away from this stunning peice.

Drazen said...

Damn! just when I was starting to like the font! Actually i had another one in mind but couldn't quite find just the rigt one and was thinking about just drawing it. Came across this and it worked okay for me , it seemed ot offset the grimness a bit and time you know.
THanks a lot for your comment Paige and I'm glad you like the piece. I'm woking on the books, we'll see what happens.

Fulton Beal said...

Sniffin the flower
That bears the deads power
Of those that are buried below
Their bodies unknown
For plants, they have grown
To cover up mysteries fellow