"Some say that in the moments before you die, you can hear the hiss of the three sisters, and of their wicked scissors snipping short your lifeline."
This'll make a cool poster! :D
Here's a rough background of this lady behind the veil:
Martha Brickford -
She was a loving and kind lady born in Essex back in the 17th century. Happily married with 18 children, Martha was nothing more but a kind and beautiful homemaker. Her popularity amongst the townsfolk sparked jealousy and was eventually accused of practicing witchcraft. As a punishment, she was buried alive, alone. (though exactly what happened to her family, no one knew) She died in a matter of a few days but with the help of a mysterious Minstrel, she was brought back to life. Now, bearing the name Herald of Death, this lady clad in black is supposedly a malicious spirit that brings death towards those she had wanted revenge upon. It is said that her attire was meant to cover up her flesh that was partially consumed by insects.
P.S - This is just a rough sketch of a stroyline. One may change it as one likes :)
An illustration for Ericar's Tiny Story "Zombie Gentlemen."
Zombie Gentlemen by Ericar
Zombies are such gentlemen. They love you for your brain.
Sketchy. Probably during church when I was supposed to be paying attention to the pastor. This is why my Mother worries about me.
Based off an urban legend about a game of hide and seek where one of the participants wasn't found until years later.
Inspired by Jennifer Chittenden's 'Nightmares', I just love her artwork! So, I have decided to create something of similar feel.
I named them Iris and Lily...they could be related to the Herald of Death...
Would you take it with gratitude? Or decline with deep suspicion?
If you do suspect anything, which of the two would it be?
The Black Apple, or the one offering?
"It's a black apple, surely there must be something wrong with that."
"It is a black apple, that's only a colour. Like your red apples and green apples."
"Yes, but what if it is THE Black Apple!"
"Even if it is, The Black Apple, what do you know about it? Maybe we should be thinking about the hand offering it to us, nothing is free these days."
I'm not much of a writer or a story teller. But I thought I'd give it a jab to accompany my illustration!
I hope this short story can either serve itself well, or be a starter for anyone else who can expand this story or inspired to do a different narrative, go for it! =D
What I really wanted to touch on though, were topics of, our trust and our judgement; whether it's by logic and reasoning, or our gut instincts. Our preconceptions on what we think we know, before we really know anything about it.
As a society, have we grown to be on our guard more than ever? Even on those who are really showing kindness and good heartedness? At which point do you let your guard down? What's the worst that could happen? Right? Unfortunately there are times where the intentions of others are good, but their actions sometimes turn out negative, or bring on bad consequences.
For the text only: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1021040
Much love Annabel x
*Note!* There's a tiny little scuff at the bottom of the image which I didn't see whilst editing (so bad, so sorry!) Be sure to edited that out if you REmix this.
My illustration to eternalxin`s tiny story:
She didn't want to lose the beauty she saw in the world.
So to keep from seeing the bad,
she sewed her eyes closed.
Along the way, Linda meets an unconventional character; the Fairy God Mother. One she would never have imagined to meet, at the very least, not looking like this.