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October 26, 2006

Black and White

Two Halloween-themed pictures of Athena for you, which, if nothing else, confirm the fact that when I'm not interested in writing I go for the Photoshop action, and that Halloween is a fun excuse to make pictures that are creepy and pictures that are cute:

I like them both, although I have to say the top one creeps me out a little. Which is why I put the bottom one in there. Kind of evens things out.

Posted by john at October 26, 2006 10:55 PM

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CJ-in-Weld | October 26, 2006 11:34 PM

It's the eyelessness that causes the creepy! She looks like the cover of a Charles de Lint novel, or a Brian Froud picture...

John Scalzi | October 26, 2006 11:35 PM

I was thinking Dave McKean, myself, but yeah.

Jeff Hentosz | October 27, 2006 12:03 AM

Yes, Art Gallery Cage Match: Dave McKean v. Andrew Wyeth. I smell blood and linseed oil.

You're pretty good with the pixels, Scalzi. Looks like the start of a really cool picture book. So... keep going...

Dave Schwartz | October 27, 2006 12:20 AM

She looks like one of the Podlings from The Dark Crystal in that top pic. Who were, by turns, huggable and creepy.

Cassie | October 27, 2006 01:31 AM

After all the zombie pics, that weirds you out?

I like the second better too.

PixelFish | October 27, 2006 03:14 AM

Gelfling essence....mmmm....

Chang who is sweaty at work | October 27, 2006 08:22 AM

Yeessh. Glad I saw teh hawt shoulder-baring picture of Krissy first. Does Athena like those pictures? I think Lil' Changette would cry tears of sadness when Daddy made her into a wee ghoul.

The bottom one makes her look as if she is made of porcelain. Also creepy, just more subtle.

Chang who is sweaty at work | October 27, 2006 08:31 AM

Hentosz wrote:

I smell blood and linseed oil.

This sounds like some sort of horror novel. Or some YA detective novel about art class.

Steve Buchheit | October 27, 2006 09:33 AM

And don't forget to either hang those linseed oil rags out so that they dry quickly and safely, or drown them in the water tub.

I haven't been a long time reader, but I've think of all the photos of Athena you've posted recently, she's always been on the right-hand side of the frame. Is there some rational for such?

punkrockhockeymom | October 27, 2006 09:58 AM

Yes, the top one creeps me out too. As I think I've told you before, John, scary kids give me the heebie-jeebies. In a big way.

Johnny Carruthers | October 27, 2006 12:07 PM

Top photo: She sees dead people . . .

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