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.


  1. You're so cool. You're so cool. Holy Sheeeeiiitt! How do people not comment on your blog? Your work is the epitome of my artistic envy. Will be keeping an eye on your workings.

  2. This is ridiculously legit. Great job. I remember thinking those were some of the scariest parts of the film.

  3. Wonderful work as always. Very much reminds me of Arthur Rackham's illustrations. Would you ever be able to offer some of these as prints on your website?

    1. In the movie the character Blackwood is like a contemporary of Rackham's. I grew up on Rackham's art. I can't sell these prints but it's possible they could show up as promotional gifts or freebies in some fashion.

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