I usually don’t watch vampires movies (sorry but they’ve been pretty used and abused), however I was drawn by Ana Lily Amirpour’s first feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”, dated back 2014. It didn’t disappoint. A vampire girl hunting on men who abuse women? In a decaying small Iranian town? I’m interested.
I started my project creating a pattern. I drew four tulips of two different colors, two light blue and two red (we’re talking about vampires, after all). I matched them with a huge white beauty I had already sketched and used for another pattern (don’t know how this flower is called). Then, to add the final touch, I used my beloved black and white leaves, but only in the background, to let my flowers steal the spotlight, as they always do.
Then I worked on the illustration inspired by the movie. Of course I sketched the girl, the main character of the movie. I mean, she’s such a powerful presence: sliding in the night (when she’s not skating), dressed in her black chador which incredibly reminds a cape (she’s a vampire, after all), under which she wears a striped t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. In the end I used my pattern as background for my illustration.
And remember. If you see a skating girl dressed in a black chador in the dead of night, beware.