DON'T YOU EVER B L I N K FOR A SECOND TOO LONG AT 1 A.M.? (2017)
People sometimes say the night introduces a whole new world. I use open doors and drawers as portals to traverse the worlds of night and day in this illustration. The night world heralds an riot of abnormalities: from your kitchen counter opening up into hundreds of tiny holes to fluorescent tentacles growing out of your moldy sandwiches.
I explore the idea of fears at night—the surreal aspects were chosen to correspond with fears of my friends. I believe people fear the night for its ability to conceal their daytime phobias, above any other horrors. They’re carefully abstracted however, to come off as aesthetic instead of frightening.
Pencil on paper, Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CC