What started out as a random Facebook request to my friends for something to draw turned into daily homework for the entire month of October. It seemed like a perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit by doing these drawings. Years past, I would do a horror movie a day. Each year I'd try to adhere to a theme; 70s, 80s, creatures, etc. This year, it changed into drawings of 31 Horror Film Femme Fatales. Easy enough.
The concept originated from the poor outcomes from my single-life dating. Hall and Oates said it best... "Oh-oh. Here she comes. Watch out boy she'll chew you up. She's a maneater." Well, rather than draw MY problematic women, I redirected my energy to the women in horror films. They're more interesting, plenty to pull from, and they have much more crowd appeal.
The first couple were done in my sketchbook, but then I realized this project's breadth and potential. I switched over to doing them on Bristol board. These 4"x6" images, all freehand drawn, were done with Copic pens, Copic markers - Neutral Greys (0, 2, 4, and 6), some pencil, Prismacolor white, and little bit of Gesso. Afterward, I would scan them in and adjust any unsightly errors; like crooked eyes, or non-centered mouths. It happens.
Below, are 19 of that bunch. The book, when completed, will comprise of 60 women, about 130 pages.
As always, click the images for a larger view.