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Hai! [Jul. 27th, 2006|11:47 pm]
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Just figured I'd post an introduction. Don't have much in the way of horror themed art, but it's one of the things I want to learn to do, and what better way than in an exchange community? Plugs to my art are below.


Hope to see sign-ups soon :3
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Intro! [Jul. 27th, 2006|02:01 pm]
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Hey, my name is Sam. I generally like the horror genre, specifically Poe/Lovecraftian horror. Its hard to get my bearings in current visual media since its difficult to find a good horror movie that doesn't have parts that are bad just to be bad. Not that there's anything wrong with, say, Army of Darkness or the such, but shouldn't that be more comedy than horror? [/tangent]

So to get things kicked off, I just wanna ask what people's favorate "sources" of horror are. Zombies? Vampires? Atavistic Degenerates? Ghosts? Demons? Black Magic? Unspeakable Horror? Werewolves? Giant Mantids? Aliens? Possessed Washing Machines? Clowns?

I think I personally enjoy the horror of atmosphere, where its an act, rather than a creature. The Cask of Amantillado comes to mind.
Bwahahaha! I vant to pick your brains!

I haven't got too much in the way of horror, yet, but here's one thats kinda bloody
Lotsa Swords=Horror?
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(no subject) [Jul. 27th, 2006|11:34 am]
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Well, I might as well post to this group finally ;p

My name's Kate (Kategod mostly online and such) and I've been a fan of the horror genre many, many years now. I started drawing demons and evil clowns in about 9th grade (So about 1996), and became friends with some other people at school who were artists and liked horror-based stuff. Online I don't have all that much in the way of horror art, but I do have drawings and paintings at home that pretty much focus on that and only that.

Here's some links to pics I do have online that are horror related.
This is a drawing I did back in Chemistry in 10th grade (about 1996 again) because I was bored. While ten years old and crappy as far as drawing skills... I still like it.
I need to draw more clowns. This is just a doodle from about 1999 in an old sketchbook. I think I was going to color it and didn't.
A drawing I did in about 2000. It's kind of cheesy but was drawn to geta laugh out of someone :P
Done in 2003, the first color drawing of my 'fursona'. No real explination for this one.
A drawing I did that was kind of a nod to a famous artist (Who I can't remember the name of now, an artist who drew cats and as his schitzofrenia got worse, made them look more and more demonic/horrific)
An unfinished picture of one of my fantasy-based characters (Syrialila, a warrior). It's a bit too fantasy for me as far as this stuff goes, but it's got blood and a severed head so I'm putting it here.
A pic I drew for the baddragon livejournal community for a project. We were supposed to draw what we're the most afraid of, so I chose death. Kind of a crappy digital pic, but fits for this.

Spanky The Monkey Sells His Soul For White Bread would be the first collaboration/portfolio kind of thing I did with anyone else. This was for a spanish class I had in 12th grade (so about 1998) and we had to make children's books. I had some of my friends help me draw stuff... and I single handedly made it so we couldn't read our books to actual children like the teacher had planned. Teacher liked it anyways, hah. Caution: Filled with inside jokes but still is funny to everyone else anyways :P

I'm hoping to accomplish more progress in the art sector of the horror genre. I fell too much out of it once I was thrust into the furry and fantasy fandoms. I'm pretty sure this will help improve my skills in drawing backgrounds and anatomy, not to mention give me more reason to fix my inking style. I also made this community because frankly, a lot of artists seem to be getting bored with their usual subject matter lately.

Some of my major influences in art (or at least ones I like/respect and try to take influence from) would be H.R. Geiger, Jhonen Vasquez (not all that much since he got way overly popular but he inspired me to draw some stuff at one point), a few of my old highschool friends, movies like the Hellraiser series, Silence of the Lambs, most all slasher movies to some degree, Night of the Living/Dawn of the/Day of the/Land of the Dead, Ichi the Killer, Stephen King's IT, Clive Barker in general, and other stuff I can't think of off the top of my head right now. I'm also inspired by reading about serial killers and other weird real-life people and situations. I don't condone what serial killers do, but it does make for interesting reading/shows. I used to be more inspired by Interview With The Vampire/the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice but my vampires have moved somewhat away from that world-type.

And right now I have to go read my psychology book and study for a chem test, so I will maybe post later again, Yay!

(crossposted to horrorxchange and horrorfolio
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Dibs first post? [Jul. 26th, 2006|07:22 pm]
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Hey, I'm Dray (or Dracothrope, or Terry, whatever works), and I am... really hoping to improve in horror-based art-stuff. X3 Right now I'm at that stage (self-limiting, gotta break out!) of drawing people standing on a white background, with the occasional bit of colour thrown in.

I'm not very happy with where I am, at the moment, and my attempts at this genre have been few and far between. I just want to shift gears and try something different.

Er, as for present art-stuffs, here's a link to my most recent work (mostly inked outlines, nothing special):

And... yes. XD I want to draw other people's characters all gore-tastic, or even just spooky-looking! Hoo hah!
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