31 Nightmares 2017: The 26th

Apparition

We are nearing the end of this little trip through tradition. We’ve got one more guest on the 30th before our time is up. There will also be a special closing like we’ve done each year so far. Today though, today we get to play more in the nightmare realm.

This pretty but haunting lady is a figure that’s shown up once or twice in my dreams. I’ve yet to see her feet because she glides. She appears to be some sort of ghost/apparition rather than a live human. (Hence her name.) I’m thinking of working her into one of my custom collections. This is her first early concept design/appearance.


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 20th

The Void

This year during my work with DJ Matticus & Revis Edgewater I’ve gotten a new perspective on elliptical designs and spheres of all sorts, it’s no wonder I started dreaming of black holes. Our work together on sci-fi and fantasy novels this year also ended up in this year’s #31Nightmares, as one of my concept sketches that was an early design for an upcoming fantasy novel, was also something I dreamt about, an endless void, an imploded star, a strange region in space. It was beautiful but terrifying in my nightmares.


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This concludes our week diving into the surreal side of horror.

Stay tuned as we make room for our guests to arrive

and much more to come during these

October festivities.

31 Nightmares 2017: The 18th

Skipping Stones © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com
Creepy clowns have become all the rage again thanks to the revive of the movie IT. This character concept is based off of a series of nightmares I had a few months back starring just that. This tiny little lady was pretty fast, and she had the most unique, spine-snapping laugh. I just had to add her in this year!


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 17th

Tonight we continue our journey down the surreal horror path with some more of my early concept pieces done this year. This one was based off of a nightmare where this inky apparition showed up in a crystal ball, only to be seen face to face later in the dream.

She’s yet another that’s inspired more than one piece of art.

Clear Vision © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

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31 Nightmares 2017: The 14th

Furious © 2017  Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

This artwork was meant to be shared later on in the #31Nightmares lineup, but due to some guest cancellations, changes made, & things currently going on, I shifted some of the slots with artwork in them to make up the next few days so we could keep up with a consistent theme each week this year.

This weekend going into next week, we’ll be diving into the surreal horror art genre, and I’ll be sharing some of my own work of the sort. This technique was something inspired by Wes Craven many years ago, and I’ve been doing it ever since. I record my dreams. Then sometimes, they become art.

This piece is no different. & The funny thing is I got to speak about it before we shared this piece with one of the members of our community. The character featured is based off of a nightmare I had of being burned as a witch out in the woods somewhere. It was a freakish nightmare that came out of nowhere. & It was interesting because my ancestors are not from the United States, where they actually burned women as witches in what is now considered the New England region of the northern east coast. Not too far from where I live today as I was born & raised in New Jersey, very close to/just outside of New York.


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