Monday, 31 October 2011

The Halloween Nightmare Art Challenge! - The Results!



So, you spooky lot, this is the AMAZING pile of submissions I received for this challenge. Staggering stuff! Clicking on any of the pics will make them larger. Enjoy!

The brief, as you'll recall, was to show me your nightmares. And you did! Often it was all about what scared you as a child, like this Roald Dahl Queen Witch drawing by Chris Woodfield, the madly gurning face of Ken Dodd by Julie-Ann Maddison or the angry, sword wielding skeletons of Ian Dryland.




Slightly more traditionally scary were dreams about spiders by Phillip Groombridge, a scary scarecrow by Zoe Page, and Sarah Pannell's monster emerging from the closet ...




The newspapers can be full of nightmare too, not least this headline from Andy Kerr and the terrifying prospects for the next US president as envisaged by Iain McCulloch. And how would a tabloid break the news of our imminent death by contagion? Stephen Dray reckons he knows ...




Mo McFarland created an entire horror film with her six frame submission ...







And, had there been a poster, I'm pretty sure that Jamie Roberts would be a good person to call on to do the artwork:


Of course, some people's nightmares are REALLY weird, like this zombie Fozzie Bear by Angi Lamb or the Oliver Postgate-themed bloodbath by Claire Chambers, or the monster pink bunny menace portrayed by Brooke Sheldon or even the real horror of a Dora visitation as pictured by Nerys Watts:







Mar Dixon found horror in shop window displays while Danielle Walker found it in a make up box. And I pity poor Christine Bryant who, upon, looking in a mirror, realised she was turning into a fly:




Some really flesh-creepingly spooky stuff here now in two photos by Mark Sunner. He really should have checked out the neighbours before moving in ... zoom in and prepare to be freaked out by what you see ...



Laura Brown wasn't scared of her kitchen though she does find certain academic subjects a nightmare. Charlotte Dixon shows her affinity for pumpkins rather than cupcakes. Just don't let Sarah Hook near the cheese grater ...




Being lost and all alone can be a nightmare, as demonstrated here by Mike Harman. And the last thing you'd want to bump into would be these guys as drawn by Lisa Hunter.



The final joint submission is this movie made from most of the entries that people sent in. My good friends Steve Hills (video) and Terry Bergin (music) pulled this together in an indecently short time despite their very busy lives. Because the only window in which to do it was Sunday afternoon, some of the later last minute entries couldn't be included. But isn't it great?



I'll be contacting all who submitted very shortly to arrange to send them all a unique hand-drawn doodle to say thank you.

Next challenge in a few weeks. Why don't you get involved next time?

Oh, and Happy Halloween!!!

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