Heres some artwork I created for the card backs of the Artist Dreams official trading card set. This one was fun to do.
I've been Posting A lot of marker sketches, so I thought I'd mix it up & post a pencil drawing I did, with a back story, That I call Hell's Ventriloquist. Its 8x10, pencil & colored pencil, that I scanned into illustrator & cleaned up for a tshirt design. It was inspired by a story I once was told, that was used to scare little children into behaving.
There was once a brilliant Ventriloquist in the 1800's named Compari. He was an amazing performer, who loved his art. The only thing Compari loved more ,was children, so he would fashion his dolls after the little children he entertained. You see, he was a very homely & shy man, and a very lonely one, who could never have children of his own. But when he performed, children would come from all around to see Compari & he couldn't be happier. As his success grew so did his notoriety, which brought more attention to the fact that wherever the ventriloquist went, child disappearances seemed to increase as well. When they finally had Compari hanged, they found the bodies of 66 children underneath the floorboards of his house, as well as 10-15 more in a ditch behind his home. All of them found with a rusty nail lodged into the temple of the tiny skulls. Compari never uttered a word to the authorities even when they snapped his neck.
This is just a bunch of random Copic marker sketches... I think I did these when I first got my copics & was learning how to use them...
My Name is Danny Silva and I'm a freelance illustrator living out of southern California. Have been at the art since I was 11 & not a day goes by that I'm not thinking about the next project. I often find that there's not enough days to draw all of the stuff that is in my head!