February 7, 2012

Suspense

Illustration Friday this week:  Suspense
...it's all about the moment:

copyright 2012 Elizabeth Rose Stanton


43 comments:

  1. What a horrible image - but nicely drawn of course.

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  2. Gosh! I really love this picture, Elizabeth! I do think that both the girl and the killer are spooky. Are they a "suspense" to each other? :D

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  3. ooh. that is a marvellously awful, well-executed picture. I shall take it that that is her nasty older brother playing with his rubber knife and collection of vintage plastic skulls.

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  4. I really find this one scary, probably because we all know the feeling, seen it all in movies... love it, but creepy ;-)

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  5. A classic! Your dark(er) side is showing...

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  6. Great illustration, love the skull collection under the stairs :)

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  7. eek! loving all those skulls . . . I want to know the story here

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  8. Haha...can we see the next frame please!!

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  9. HI Elizabeth, I LOVE your site, and you've inspired to start sketching again myself. Also, wanted to let you know I showed your site to several of my inner city middle school kids who have some artistic talent (we're talking graffiti art lol). I think you've got some new fans, especially fans of Henny.
    trish
    Loganberrylane.blogspot.com

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  10. I love how easily you can jump from the charming to the macabre...we all have those light and dark sides, but most of us don't communicate them so readily!

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  11. haHAAA! hahahahahahahahaaaaa......!!!

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  12. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! OMG! I'm soooooooo glad I don't have a basement!

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  13. Good god, woman... didn't know you had such creepy horrible ideas in your head. Wow!

    No wonder you like my stuff.

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  14. I remember this illustration from UTJT, liked it then, like it now.

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  15. It's perfect for the topic:)Love it and at the same time it scares me:)Thanks for the comment:)

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  16. Oooh... this is scary stuff! That guy has evil written all over his face! Well done, Elizabeth! :)

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  17. lol-so eeeeeeeevil!! I love it >:)

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  18. You know....I think that the little girl is waaaaaay scarier than the little boy! He just thinks he's so on top of things but.....eeep! He has no idea what kind of serious pigtails he's in for!!! still chuckling about this....

    Now, I just want to see your silhouette....you don't have a double chin and long nose, perhaps, do you, hmmmmm???

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  19. aaaahhhhhh!!! Brilliantly creepy!

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  20. Oh Elizabeth! Sometimes I’m so glad I can’t read minds! LOL This is disturbingly WONDERFUL!

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  21. This illustrates 'suspense' so well!

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  22. Hello Elizabeth:
    Well, we all meet our match in life at some point or another. That nasty little boy seems to have amassed quite a collection of scalps in his lair....but this sweet-looking little girl could be the one to 'do him in'.Is that a revolver we see behind her back....?

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  23. She really doesn't know what is waiting for her!
    Great take on the topic!

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  24. Okay, now I'm hearing the soundtrack for the bathroom scene in Psycho.
    The silhouetted 'victim du jour' is great. Nicely done!

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  25. Awww... the jump from light and fun to - dark and fun? Nice one.

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  26. Hi,I have an award for you on my blog:)

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  27. i can imagine a creepy soundtrack to go along with this great draw :D

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  28. Ahhhhh! So scary and suspenseful! Really great illustration. I'm so glad I don't have a basement.

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  29. :)
    Poor girl! The unsuspecting soul goes into the basement to pick up a skull to play with ...... not knowing what she will find here!

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  30. Elements of Hitchcock's 'Psycho' here. Very well drawn.

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  31. I love it! Kind of plays into my personal nightmares, but still, great answer to "suspense"!

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  32. Eeee - gad! That is suspenseful and quite a bit spooky too! Hope she doesn’t go down there.....
    Beautifully illustrated, I can feel the suspense

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  33. OOOH! Scary stuff - think this is why I don't have a basement!
    Love your illustration work and your blog. Thanks for your comment too... :)

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  34. I think that the girl is scarier than the boy. He doesn't know what's coming, and neither do we! Suspenseful!!

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  35. You have really nailed this week's topic. I think I'm going to have bad dreams tonight.

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  36. Wow this is a bit dark but still made me laugh.

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  37. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm glad you did because I am loving this drawing! I have to say that it brings a bit of deja vu from my past. 'Nuff said.

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  38. This is *exactly* what my young mind thought of each time I made that long descent into my grandmothers basement while on family visits o so may years ago...

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