Sometimes hearts and flowers will only do if the heart’s cursed and the flowers are omnivorous. If you wish to tell someone you love them horribly then let one of these dear little monsters be your messenger.
Greeting cards, as well as diverse ephemera for your haunted house, available here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bohemianweasel/collections/486329-valentine-horror
Frankenstein’s Lovely Monster
A little Poe love.
Date with Dracula
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Thursday 4, February, 2016
Edgar Allan Poe (& friends) ~ 21×29 cms, mixed inks on watercolour paper.
Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death’s head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender
Poe detail: cat & raven (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)
Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)
Poe detail: Death’s head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)
And how it was made ~
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 2, September, 2013
‘Dreamers of Darkness’ sketch card set for sadlittles.com. I took classic literary horror as my inspiration
Phantom of the Opera
Dracula – Lucy
Dracula – the Count
Dracula – Mina
Bride of Frankenstein(‘s monster)
Fall of the House of Usher
Jack the Ripper
War of the Worlds
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 31, October, 2010
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Anna Valerious, Van Helsing
Steerpike of Gormenghast
Dorian Gray, LXG
Lestat, Interview with a Vampire,
Inspector Abberline, From Hell
Snow and Gargoyles, Phantom of the Opera
Masks and flames, Phantom of the Opera
Dracula and Mina
The Count in Highgate Cemetary
Lucy, the ‘Wanton follower’
Mina, the ‘eternal princess’
Katrina Van Tassel of Sleepy Hollow
Anna Valerious, Van Helsing
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 21, March, 2010
I was asked to make a painting which would be a printed card for the set ‘Essence of Fairyland’, and I could do whichever fairy I liked, so I chose ‘La Fée Verte’, the Green Fairy of Absinthe.
‘The Green Fairy in the Absinthe wants your soul…’
(Bram Stoker’s Dracula).
La Fée Verte
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 14, March, 2010
Halloween is a splendid time of year: the perfect excuse to eat your bodyweight in chocolate and wear your superhero costume in public. But any truly sinister creature knows that Halloween isn’t the best time to venture forth, precisely because the streets are full of chocolate-buzzed nutjobs dressed as superheroes. No, these chaps prefer a time that’s quieter and darker than Halloween: the night when the clocks go backward; the 13-hour night that ushers in Winter and heralds the dying of the light. Things are about to get very dark, and (as it’s me) that also means Victorian! (Apparently modern culture has monsters as well, but really, phoo, who cares?) These precious little monsters are all sketch-card sized paintings (2.5 x 3.5 inches) adorned with gory little treasures for a 3-dimensional touch. The sale of each of these contributed a little something to an array of apt charities; for example Dracula helped an organisation in Africa get clean blood, Sweeney Todd’s donation went to Locks of Love; you get the idea. So swoon gracefully into the nearest velvet chaise, and enjoy!
Dracula (with applied brass crucifix)
Phantom of the Opera with brass mask
Dorian Gray, and his portrait. (The miniature painting is actually sewn onto the art with wire).
Dorian detail of the face
Dr Jekyll (and Mr Hyde); with test tubes made from plastic straws and a potion bottle made from beads and wire.
Frankenstein’s Creature (with a ‘clockwork’ heart of brass and silver filigree, with steel wheels and wire.)
Frankenstein’s Creature, face
Frankenstein’s Creature, heart
Sweeney Todd, with itty bitty handmade cutthroat razor.
Cthulhu! The name only geeks can spell and only the mandibly-unhinged can pronounce.
Cthulhu, ship detail
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 21, October, 2008