Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Ripper

An illustration of the most notorious serial killer of all - Jack the Ripper.

The initial rough sketch:




The finished image. I decided to change the angle to a low level to make him more imposing, and to have him visually block the escape route (based on Miller's Court, the scene of his final killing)

5 comments:

R.Kamal said...

awesome...very effective!

Dave said...

This is really great stuff Em, mate nicely done.

Gannon said...

Spooky! I like them both. I think there is something in the body language of the first that makes it look like a chance encounter, like the Ripper was surprised by the viewer. In the second image, the feeling is just the opposite, like the viewer has fallen into the Ripper's hands. I think there is more tension in the first one, because of the lack of a feeling of inevitability. The viewer might just get away. RUN, VIEWER! RUN!

GOGOPEDRO said...

Damn DOOD..... You sprinkle some kinda magic dust on your corn flakes in the morning... If you do I really should get some of that magic dust.

Great work.

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em... said...

Thanks, chaps.

Gannon - The feeling of inevitability in the final is intentional. When Jack the Ripper murdered his final victim (Mary Kelly) it was very deliberate and he took his time.

Pedro - I thought it was just sugar frosting :)