Another teaser? I’m so mean.
All posts for the month August, 2014
Darklinks has a nice roundup of scary television coming this fall.
Wellcome Library releases over 100,000 medical history images. I’m linking to an article rather than Wellcome, as their navigation can use a little explanation.
Scare Factory is not exactly an unknown prop maker. What I didn’t realize is how much fun it is to watch their prop videos.
Catherine Gretschel makes amazing masks. Via Pumpkinrot.
Boy howdy to I want to see this. Looks like I’ll have to wait a while. Via rot again.
I’ve been following the incredible digital artist, Chris Cold, for a few years now. With me, digital artists have to go a step further to impress me. Maybe it isn’t fair, but I have a bias. I could post just about everything he does.
I marked a bunch of my favorites for this post so I could choose a few. I couldn’t choose.
His work is primarily sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Forbidding landscapes, imposing castles, fearsome creatures.
Raw, rabid emotions leap out from the digital canvas.
You can see more of his work, on deviantArt, and follow him on Facebook.
Perhaps best of all, you can watch him draw on his Youtube channel.
Seattle friends, you have my envy. Your first Halloween art show is now accepting applications.
Where else can you get museum quality skull casts? Okay, a few places. Extremely detailed for your more persnickety haunter.
Fantastic props and bits for your haunt or your home.
The surreal, ghostly photography of Christopher McKenney.
A bit on turn-of-the-century ghost rides by The Year of Halloween.
Feel like a spooky princess with this bat headband.
The Halloween Art Guild is a small community of spooky artists. I’ve been a member a while, yet I’m terrible about uploading my stuff. If you would like an invite, leave a comment.
Shirrstone Shelter creates delicately-featured dolls with deep inner lives.
Often, limbs are replaced with braided-wool tentacles. Some are snake-like, coming to a point instead of fingers and toes. They suggest a magical world existing aside our own.
The dolls are created by Olga and Nikolay, from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Through trial and error, they developed a formula of liquid epoxy, powder, and pigment with which to build their dolls. Visually, the medium resembles porcelain, though it is stronger, and has a more substantial feel.
Layers of leather are added to joints, to help the doll keep poses.
“The world is full of half tones, and we are trying to catch them…”
Some people find abandoned amusement parks. Others explore defunct movie palaces. Me, I found an abandoned trailer park.
And at that, it was only partially abandoned. It’s on a busy intersection, and is clearly being left to empty by attrition so the land can be sold to a developer.
The disrepair on the occupied side was almost as bad as the abandoned. I guess children will play anywhere. I know I did.
While I wandered, I noticed a guy in a Cadillac patrolling the grounds. He wasn’t bothered by my pictorial adventure.
I’m the one who should have been bothered, but I didn’t always realize what I was seeing on site. I didn’t even notice the syringes until I looked at the photos later.
I did notice the bullet holes.
Mostly, I was concentrating on shapes and colors. There were bright blocks, and shiny next to tattered.
It held an air of desolation, no different than that abandoned amusement park, but perhaps more desperate.