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Horror story by dark-tarou Horror story by dark-tarou
A part of my innovations project where I discussed the importance of colour and light in creating a certain mood/ telling a narrative.

These drawings where made as an experiment. I wanted to see, If colouring a horror image in pleasant colours and lighting will make it more, or will it make it less scarier than the image coloured in very common horror colour and lighting schemes.

Which version you find more effective?

(I personally believe it’s the horror colour version, but I know people who found the pleasant version scarier, proving how metaphorical our individual colour perception is).

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rostiaper Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both look creepy.

The dark one looks like the girl doesn't know what's going on.

The light one looks like she does know...but just doesn't seem to care.
ziblie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
They're both creepy in different ways I think. I find the pleasant version creepy in that it seems as though all the hands are a real creature (or many real creatures) emerging from under the bed. The horror version makes it clear that the hands are ghostly.
willika Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wooohooho, tos šviečiančios akys tamsoje :la: the best :D tikrai tamsesnės spalvos yra baisiau.
axalendra Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
with the lighter one, you can see a lot more details but I do think the darker one is scarier, especially with the glowing eyes
UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found both equally scary. But the lighter one feels disturbing to me. 
InvisibleKing Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think the darker is scarier.. the light one makes it seem somehow more calm xd
CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I would say the darker one is scarier, but at the same time, the lighter one is scarier because at first glance you don't see it as easily (might make you do a double-take)!
Swaja Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tamsesne, bet tikriausia vien tik del jos israiskos :)
MasterSamwise Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, the light version sort of reminds me of the Luggage in Terry Pratchett's Discworld--a helpful and magical chest that moves around on it's own. Whereas the Darker version seems far more menacing.
OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
OH MY GOD YOU'RE ALIVE!! I was wondering why you hadn't posted art here recently.

I think the dark one is far more effective.
coragus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
plot twist, she is the horror, and all her victims are stored under her bed.
Acacophony Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the one with the dark colors looks creepier, but I'm having a fascination at the moment with dark themes presented in bright colors, so I find this pretty fascinating.
ro-blue Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Personally I think the pleasant version creepier because in the dark, none of it has to be real. For example, if a child is afraid of the dark, you would usually turn on the lights and prove that their are no monsters in the dark, but seeing monsters in broad daylight kind of exposes them and proves that they are almost as solid as you or me. In the dark, we can think that there's something out to get us, but when in the safety of light we see what can harm us, it kind of makes them real.
I guess that's just my opinion.

Nice work! :)
Jeishii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find the darkened scene frightening, but the lightened scene creepy. If htat makes sense.
Lendelia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Both versions look equally horrific to me. Funny enough the attitude of the girl (not paying attention and being immersed in her book despite what's going on behind her) makes her the most spooky thing in this drawing in my opinion, almost as if she was causing this herself.
25Nove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think the usual dark lighting is better. You can see the lights emitting from these puppets/dolls and it really have a effect on me.
The other other hand, the bright and warm lighting does not scare me at all. I just think it's a different world, in which these hands are just the girl's art piece or a part of decor ._.
For me I prefer the usual way.
PsYcO-LaDy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
With the lighter colors the purpose doesn't seem concrete, your just looking at it thinking ' are those toys?  Part of the furniture?'  There isn't really a theme to it...just randomosity.  The darker lighting gives it a dark and foreboding, horror gives the illustration meaning and's more put together in the darker themescape!

This is a great illustration and a wonderful example of how colors can change the entire perspective and outcome of a creation!  Good job!Clap 
Andrew-Parkin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Whoo nice! Either way man, freakin freaky!
artofpan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I think the horror light is scarier but it's still an interesting experiment :)
KurokiKumo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I find the bright color to make the scene almost funny ^^
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