Posts Tagged ‘hanged man’
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
A fair bit of lurking horror crept its way into the Floating Gallery this month, starting with this stark black-and-white ink drawing. It’s full of rich texture, from the bark of the tree to the criss-cross of the burlap in our hanged figure’s costume.
The question to ask yourself is, is this a scarecrow, an effigy, or some poor, unfortunate soul?
Above, you can see the fine detail of the rope, the bark, and the creepy burlap-sack mask. Below, the tree looms large in its frame, an unseen wind gently blowing the figure off true.
Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, People, Figures and Faces, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
Tags: black and white, for sale, hanged man, pen and ink, tree
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Sherlock needed some data about upside-down men, so he chose to trap his subject rather than asking.
Sherlock: It’s for an experiment.
Sherlock: I knew you’d never agree, so I set this up to get the data. The case depends on these results!
Sherlock seems to think that “it’s an experiment” excuses all sorts of reprehensible behavior.
This little comic is also a parody of the Hanged Man card in the tarot deck, though John’s legs are backwards from the traditional layout, and of course there is not usually an irritating detective measuring toes. I did keep in the usual primary colors, but swapped them around, giving John a red shirt instead of trousers, and putting the yellow shirt onto Sherlock instead.
Also, John has bee socks. Because reasons. (Bee reasons.)
You can send someone this delightfully weird comic on a card and make their day a little stranger, just buy one in my Etsy shop.
Hanged Man, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.
Categories: Card Design, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Things I'm a Fan Of
Tags: copic marker, etsy, hanged man, john watson, pen and ink, sherlock, sherlock bbc, sherlock holmes, sold, tarot, watson