#Inktober Drawing: “Hide” + Shaped by Horror


For Day 26 of #Inktober2020, we got the cue word, “Hide.” #Inktober

Obviously I grew up watching horror movies, in the midst of the “slasher” craze that was fruitful beyond all reason. I don’t think of something playful or childlike for “hide.” No, I think of two people trying to evade some backwoods lunatic with a machete.

The other concept was showing this gent actually skinning someone for their “hide.” But it just wasn’t something I felt like drawing. I know what his butcher room looks like, though. It looks like the amalgamation of a hundred horror movie nightmares.

I can’t help but wonder, sometimes, how horror movies shaped me. I wonder about how they shaped generations watching them constantly on video and the theater. Those of us who weren’t watching with dates in an effort to get them to cling onto us, were watching for the roller-coaster adrenaline of the fearful chase until the victory of the lone survivor.

How many of us jumped at the shadows, and still peer over our shoulder for no good reason on a dark night? I suppose it was good training in the sense that, if anything gives me the heebie-jeebies, I just won’t go there. It’s likely kept me out of some amount of trouble.

At least, I hope so. Otherwise there are a lot of dark places hiding treasure that I missed exploring. I could have been rich, I tell you! Rich!

The usual disclaimer applies as always. If you like it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s OK too. I’m just trying to stay in the habit of sharing things.

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