November 15, 2012

Art Print Props

Here's a look at the art prints available from my website used as props in the movie
Don't be Afraid of the Dark.  

In their context, they're illustrations made in 1909 by the movie's artist, Blackwood.  They're maddened ruminations on his son's abduction by fairies.

This was the first version of the fairy depiction.  I was going for something very mysterious, as though the artist had only half glimpsed what they looked like (the earlier depictions of the fairies in this series hadn't been made yet.)  In the end it was modified to more closely match the actual creature designs I worked on that went into the movie.  The final version of the illustration can be seen in the last screenshot below.