Explore the Whimsical Horror Within Amandine Urruty’s Charcoal Illustrations
Whether it’s through digital art technologies or by lathering vibrant paints onto a blank canvas, there is an endless list of ways that creatives imagine up alternative worlds through their art. For Paris-based artist Amandine Urruty, black pencils are the only tools needed to bring her absurdly mesmerizing, mental narratives to life. In a fanciful universe full of anthropomorphic characters and slightly absurd environments reminiscent of medieval times, Amandine takes her viewers on a monochromatic trip through a hyper-real, scary-movie-like fairyland.
Perhaps our favorite aspects of the illustrator’s charcoal drawings are also the most creepy: the deep stares and twisted fantasies. Each black and white rendering includes a variety of familiar figures both big and small, keeping their eyes glued to you even when you aren’t returning the gaze. Creating all of this madness from the comfort of her own pillow-ladden bed, Amandine expressed how her former doodle habit turned into a passion for blending her many interests including, “lemish paintings, ugly tattoos, Surrealism, post-mortem photography, antique toys and horror movies.” Take some time to find all the hidden references in Amandine’s intricate charcoal works below before checking out her official webpage.