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My name is Emily and this is my dedicated space for documenting my journey with creative living. It is my hope, that I can inspire those of you who visit, read and look through this space to find the curiosity to follow your own inner voice, seek out and do the thing that makes you go “this is what life’s all about.”

Merry Krampus!

Merry Krampus!

I love Christmas and good tidings and cheer, but I also love the darker side of things. A figure of folklore, Krampus is a perfect blend of gothic horror during the festive season! Half goat, half demon, Krampus essentially punishes naughty children and is pretty terrifying! You can find out lots about Krampus with a quick Google and I enjoy the aesthetics this darker Christmas creature very much and decided to paint one.

I actually ended up painting two Krampus scenes, as I started with a depiction of Krampus and an Ice Queen/ Snow Witch, which I really liked but I also wanted to do a more folklore/ medieval style. So, it’s Christmas; the more the merrier.

These festive frights were created with mixed media, mostly inks and watercolours with a bit of fluid acrylics here and there. What was most fun, was adding the snow - it was a little nerve wracking as I was worried I’d ruin them, but actually the flurry of snowflakes really sets the paintings off.

Merry Krampus, all!

Work in progress/ detail shots: 

How ink drawing has helped tackle perfectionism

How ink drawing has helped tackle perfectionism

Paint over collage

Paint over collage