This is a charcoal drawing of a figure wielding a knife and wearing a top hat. I created it as part of my Final Major Project in my Level 1 Art course at Aylesbury College. I took inspiration from Victorian Gothic horror. The Victorian era was a much more innocent time when horror was just finding its feet.
Top Hat Dagger
This was also part of my Fantastic and Strange FMP. It was created using the same methods and ideas as the one above.
This is my Final Major Project from my Art Course at Aylesbury College. It is inspired by the Anglo Saxon poem ‘Beowulf’, in which the hero Beowulf goes on a journey to defeat the monster Grendel. It is also inspired by JRR Tolkien’s Arda Mythos, particularly The Lord of the Rings. This was the first time I had used charcoal. I think it really lends itself to the Mysterious aspect I wanted for the drawing. I wanted to conjured up feelings of the ancient world; like this image and this story come from a lost time thousands of years ago. The indistinct and blurry quality of the the charcoal helps to emphasize that.
This is a drawing of a ghost. It is inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien’s in his Arda mythos, particularly The Lord of the Rings . It is also inspired by the Draugr – the walking dead – in Norse mythology. Charcoal provided the macabre feeling I wanted for the drawing. That indistinct blackness will hopefully created a aura of mystery for the drawing.
This is another drawing of a Ghost. As with the other one, I drew it as part of my ‘Fantastic and Strange’ Project. This artwork is inspired by JRR Tolkien’s Arda Mythos, particularly The Lord of the Rings. I have often felt tempted to use computers in my artwork but I want to stay with more traditional art mediums like charcoal, pencil and acrylics