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The Mad Gasser by BWH-Twilightdrifter The Mad Gasser by BWH-Twilightdrifter
Some say the outbreaks of crying, "I saw someone with a hose at my window!" was mass hysteria.  Whatever truly happened, people were getting sick.   It began in Virginia during the early 1930s, and a new flap occurred in Illinois during the mid-1940s.  People were coming home or had already been home when suddenly they felt ill.  Turning to face a window a figure would be seen pointing a hose inside the house.  A strange odor was normally present leading the ailing individuals to believe they were being gassed.  Police were called enough for all to know the Gasser did not appear the same too many times.  Some were male and some were female.  It led some to believe more than one person was involved, but if it wasn't hysteria; what was the purpose of these activities?

    1.       The picture is sketched out on cheap drawing paper (I need the ability to draw over background scenery and erase without leaving “dark parts” on the finished work.

    2.       I then shade the entire back of the drawing with a layer of graphite.

    3.       After the back is covered, I flip the sketch onto 9” x 12” (easiest thing to scan) Bristol board.

    4.       The image is then copied onto the board by pressing hard as I trace over the lines I want to keep.

    5.       The light graphite lines are covered by ink pen and the graphite is then erased.

    6.       With a Sharpie, I black in huge dark spots and all cast shadows.

    7.       Simple textures are then added to any surface that would benefit.

    8.       I shade everything at once covering surfaces with more and more ink as travel into the depths of the background.

    9.       For the benefit of my eyes (all the textures make edges disappear sometimes) I add a thin layer of Sharpie over all outlines.

    10.   Initial, flip, title, sign, and date

    11.   Now, it can be scanned.  For Devianart I scan in at true size, but I set the dpi to 600.  My scanners have all scanned in a lighter version of the real work so I turn to Corel Painter to make it match.

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Sayaa13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
<font><font>Se parece a un sueño que tuve... Muy bueno</font></font>
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias. Me ha dado una idea. Tengo un montón de pesadillas que podría sacar. Gracias por el cumplido y la idea. 
Espero que esto se ha traducido bien.

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superblitz3612 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gas mask related art is usually not my cup of tea, but this one is really well done, and quite appealing. I love the eye picture on the wall, and great use of the black and white.
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Nice composition. I really like the line work and use of red. Great job with the gas mask and eye on the wall.
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
You're welcome.
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