Friday, February 25, 2011

The Tell-Tale Heart

This was an assignment for John's class. We had to read and mark up a manuscript of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and choose a scene to illustrate. I picked the part when the crazy guy invites the policemen into the room where the old man is buried beneath the floorboards. They are sitting and chatting obliviously as the murderer begins to go crazy as he hears the old man's heart beating... I added blood coming out of the floorboards just to add to the fact that he's insane! I had some fun with textures in this... I wanted to give it a kind of dark, scratched look. The composition isn't perfect, but John was being pretty anal about the size, so it's not exactly what I wanted... I used to do lots of crazy angles, and I've kind of drifted away from that. I feel like I've lost some of my creative ambition in college, so I thought I'd try a crazy angle.
I may tweak it still, and I will update this with the most recent version.


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