Nightmare: How to draw for Dronstad?

dronstad nightmare large A4 Final
dronstad nightmare large A4 Final

Sorry for the re-post, I accidentally deleted nightmare! Lost comments!

Nightmare: Behind the Scenes 📺

There is not every day you want to be a writer. Today I’m writing to let you know that I drew something fantastic. I know, you’re expecting a 🐓 tease. Dronstad contacts me and asks me to do a picture for him. And that’s it. I signed up; he gave me the details. It’s about a single chap looking out towards the sky. Death is looming over the crusted ground. Above the horizon, I filled it with clouds and strikes of lightning, far enough for the man to see and stretch his shadow. Left side, you will find a broken down house with junk laying near it. I started on May 5th and finished on June 6th. To me, that’s damn slow because a single person working in a studio can produce several published images in a day!

Artistic Direction 🎨

We exchanged details over Twitter, and I copied them into Google Keep. During my commute to work, I referenced them as I continued to draw the Horror.

The storm is too far away for him to feel the moisture of it. You can make the storm a thin line on the horizon. That would be the best depiction of what I wrote in the story. 😀 You only need to make the clouds look like blisters, like unrefined cotton that blossoms in the far. And blur everything in between the clouds and the land. There you can add dots and lines of the thunderstorm. ~ Dronstad

Notes on Nightmare
Notes on Illusion

Final Thoughts and Behind the Scene Pictures 🐰

That is pretty much the end of the nightmare. I saw this picture in my head, and I draw it as you will soon see. I illustrated many iterations of it until Dronstad was happy. You might be interested in reading Steam Dreams because Dronstad wrote a story about another art piece I had drawn for him. Also, you can check my story about the making of Steam Dreams.

What’s Crackin’ \ (•◡•) /

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