You can't have Halloween without Michael Myers so I thought I'd try my hand during one of his brief unmasked moments. This is one of the few shots, and the only shot in the first Halloween film, of that memorable mug.
There's something unnerving about it that always grabs my attention. Obviously there's the urge to see something that's been purposely hidden from us like a secret. But there's also the way it comes off in such a sudden, realistic way. And too, there's the chance to see what Loomis describes in an earlier scene; "The blackest eyes... the devils eyes". Either way, even if the movie's running in the background I'll aways stop what I'm doing, and turn around just for a peek.
Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you soon,
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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