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Halloween Countdown: The Burning Miser

Posted in art, halloween, haunted mansion, vintage with tags , , , on October 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Long Forgotten recently made a post about a piece of Haunted Mansion concept art that never made it into the actual attraction: The Burning Miser.burn_zpsggcjesja

This miser, who has clearly sold his soul to devil, was supposed to appear in the hall of changing portraits. Here is the progression, in a series of sketches:





I think this would’ve made a great addition to the Mansion. The devil sneaking up from behind the Miser to claim his soul via spontaneous combustion powder is certainly creepy enough to make the cut.

See more info here.

Otto Rapp

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on September 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I came across the following macabre yet captivating image by Otto Rapp and fiendishly searched for more.


Many would be quick to associate his work with classic surrealism (which he does cite as an influence), but he balks at the idea of, pardon the pun, being painted into this corner.

He states:
I do not concern myself with the elimination of the rational, the exclusivity of the irrational and the absurd, but presentation of the conscious and subconscious world as an inseparable whole. I draw my inspirations from the layered labyrinth underground which represents the other side of life, which is an inner imaginative-inspirational counterpart to the outer world, expressed with the help of logic-alogic associations, analogisations and symbolism.

His portfolio is teeming with richly detailed paintings and drawings. Have a look.

Otto Rapp

Edith Waddell

Posted in art, skulls and skeletons with tags , on September 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Peruvian born artist Edith Waddell is a painter, illustrator and printmaker who often combines traditional painting with collage and digital work.


Many of her works are brightly colored, tempered with soft pastels…filled with feminine imagery, botanicals and spiritual symbolism.

At times, she employs a kind of beautiful yet unsettling symmetry that makes one feel as if staring at a colorful Rorschach test.

She states:
My goal is to make visible that which is overlooked, confronting the public with the dark and mysterious aspects of their own psyches, emotional struggles, and their relationship with the natural environment. My work is an invitation to make an introspective examination and reflection into our own existence, both physical and spiritual.



Edith Waddell

Steven Russell Black

Posted in art with tags on September 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Steven Russell Black’s monochromatic pieces often make me feel like I’m looking at double exposed photographs…in hell.


We see beauty unhinged, morphing, revealing realities strange and sinister under the surface.

His subjects are caught in moments of unveiling an extreme duality.


Or perhaps, an awakening…a transmutation.

Steven Russell Black

Rose Wong

Posted in art with tags on September 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Rose Wong’s illustrations are slightly strange…


…peppered with magic…

And often manage to convey a kind of cool detachment combined with the vaguest sense of longing.


Rose Wong

Moths & Milk

Posted in art, undead with tags , on September 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Moths & Milk is the work of young Irish artist Darragh Mallon.


The work is a combination of pencil, ink and digital, often depicting somber, ghostly girls.

He has also done album art:



See more strange, wan creatures in his portfolio…

Moths & Milk

Bombz N Roses: Tom Servo

Posted in art, film, geek, robots, sci-fi with tags , , , , on September 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My fellow MST3K fans, check out this awesome Tom Servo print, brand new from Bombz N Roses.


I love the style of this piece. I wouldn’t mind a little space traveling Servo gracing the walls of my home.


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