This is a mash-up of different horror movies, video games, stories, and anime. Combined with an idea of what the inside of a person's mind is when they feel the psychological pressure breaking down on them.
Junji Ito & Others
Junji Ito is a horror story writer and artist. I combine six of his stories with some other anime horror shows, with a few ideas of my own and one art style of Tim Burton.
Shiki (She-Key) is a title name for the anime and manga horror series that centers around vampires. In the first opening song, I love the animation effect when each character's body is blown away to reveal their skeleton forms.
Horror Poems & a Short Story
This was a quick idea of how to work with my illustrations, I made two poems and a story in the horror, thriller/suspense genres. These illustrations were drawn with art pencils (the perfect brand for artists). The cover of the book is my artwork "Shiki"
The Dyster Garden
The first poem is about a Dyster, which translates to Dreary in Swedish, I meant it to be another word for Grim to tell a story of a glooming creature wandering in the woods. Louring souls who wander far from home. It was then I found another word to describe grim and that was gloom or dreary.
I choose to use a Swedish word because some of my family's roots came from Sweden.
The parade was inspired by Satoshi Kon's movie "Paprika" parade scenes, I love how bizarre, fun, and disturbing a simple parade can alter a person to lose themselves in the wonders of fun fantasy dreams.
Another inspiration from Satoshi Kon's movie with real-life experience. "Real" is my short story about self-thinking of the world around you versus the world of the internet and social media you put yourself as. Life is difficult, and the changes can be drastic, so much so that you can no longer tell what is real or not. And soon your image of how you present yourself will take over you and your life.
It was back in the autumn of 2022 when I finished watching "Over the Garden Wall" and started to listen to spooky and haunting melodies of Autumn on YouTube. I loved the chilling and soothing sounds of fall themes.
I was inspired by this and started to create a pillow or two of the theme of fall, with "Over the Garden Wall" as my main focus on the design. I wanted to try something different and when I saw crafts to make your very own pillow at Michael's, I decided to try it out for myself.
It was my first time trying to make handmade pillows, and I love how they turned out.
I created album covers for my Spotify Playlist songs. Some of them are tributes to pop culture and some of them are from my own fan fiction stories I have made online.
Songs Heard on the Internet
I've listened to many songs on the Internet, and it's hard to keep track of what the song title is called. So, I decided to make a playlist of the songs I came across on the internet.
From popular meme songs to cover and tribute songs and music, they're all collected to this playlist.
I wanted to create a cover that speaks of what it's like listening to music from the World Wide Web coming out from the computer.
Mystery Kids or Bad End Friends
This album was a tribute to the fandom of "Mystery Kids" and "Bad End Friends".
The "Mystery Kids" are a group of different kids from cartoons and movies who had experiences of solving mysteries or had encounters with mysterious forces of the unknown.
The "Bad End Friends" is a group of young teenagers or kids that were close to choosing the wrong choice and become evil.
Songs for Summer
This photo was taken by my mother while she and my father were traveling around the eastern coastline. I loved the photo and decided to make a summer album themed playlist.
Martha Ruth's Playlist
I found a fan fiction story that I really enjoyed reading and created my own original character as a tribute to the author's story.
The main topic of the design is based off from the video game, "Bendy and the Ink Machine" and "Bendy and the Dark Revival"
Haunting Relaxing Autumn 🍂
This is my recent album I've created (2023). With the seasons of fall coming up, I wanted to have a playlist that has the music and songs that gives off the haunting musics of autumn, but also relaxes a person when they are under a lot of stress.
Christmas Music & Songs
This only took me two and a half hours to make in one day.
I made the playlist on Spotify, but the cover image I was using one of the reused art designs I found. I used was only temperately until I made my own cover design.