So, I should have posted this image on Halloween, but oh well. This piece was created for Yay! L.A. Magazine’s Horror Movie Day project. Over 100 artists from around the world chose a horror film to illustrate for this event. @yaylamg on Instagram released artwork on a daily basis throughout the month of October. #yayhmad is the official hashtag for the project. http://www.yaylamag.com also featured the work in their arts section every week and interviewed some of the artists from the project. It was a fun project. I’m actually a huge horror fan and I enjoyed the artistic interpretations of the films. My film was Silent Hill (2006). If you haven’t watched the film, just google “Silent Hill Nurse Scene”. The medium is watercolor of course.
I chose Silent Hill because of all the amazing dark imagery in the film. It’s not a great film, but many people seem to agree that it’s a visually stunning film. My favorite scene from Silent Hill is the encounter with the dark nurses. Moving slowly towards the light, with their disfigured swollen heads and sharp weapons in hand, the heroine had to carefully navigate through them. It’s one of the creepiest scenes in the film. I ultimately decided to paint one of the nurses in what I call a ‘Welcome to Silent Hill’ pose.