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:star: Psychological thriller or psychological horror?



Once again it's been difficult deciding on how and what I'll be tackling for the next graphic novel project. In fact I haven't done one in a long while - since the release of GRAND HUNTER back in 2010, and ten years further back it would have been the SA2 Fan-Comic and Tails Away projects. 

I'm currently doing research on the sub-genres mentioned on the title of this journal and trying to understand the core meaning behind it - I think that would be a good start to the journey of my new graphic novel.

Why these particular sub-genres? Well I've always had an interest in them.

I've experienced the excitement and intrigue from playing games like Alan Wake, The Indigo Prophecy, & Silent Hill series (The Evil Within just recently), and watching movies like Shutter Island, Paranormal Activity & The Blair Witch Project. 

I really dig the plot twists, the protagonists overcoming all odds (mentally and physically) in places of strange and disturbing reality, the mysteries to be solved, the supernatural forces, and the stakes involved in a PT/PH story that will push the character till breaking point. Oh and let's not forget the anatogonist/evil force that is stalking/outsmarting the protagonist - every step of the way until the very end.


So I think the best thing to do is to invest my time into something that I have a strong interest in the subject. I know that sounds easy on paper but to actually do it is no simple feat. I'll give you an example - originally I wanted to work on Ashworth and was very keen on working on a fantasy/action/adventure themed story but I was only bluffing myself because I really lacked solid complete ideas and content for it. I will have to rely on all of my past experiences reading graphic novels, watching films, and playing video games for inspiration and knowledge but I personally don't have that strong of an interest right now.

I'm saving Ashworth for next time and opting for a new character, named Hunter.


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Okay so we have a character named Hunter, and Elson wants to come up with a solid story that emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states. Will it contain the supernatural elements where the protagonist has discovered her uncanny ability to communicate with ghosts but is being hunted down by a religious cult who believes that she must be burnt to the stake just because she is accused a witch? Will it be revolved around a true reality where an every-man is accused of murdering his own family, is mentally disturbed from a case of schizophrenia, but he denies any involvement, declares he is innocent and is on the run from the police while trying to uncover the true killer? Who knows.

One thing's for sure, my setting is in North America, and in a small town called Pleasure Pines.

And I've doodled around some more of my protagonist and other characters with various expressions. Hunter will be a German Shepard, cuz, I see police use these dogs all the time - they're excellent dogs, known for their strength, intelligence, and obedience. Does that mean he's a cop? Nope, not at all. I just want my readers be able to define him instantly because for a fact he is second-most popular breed of dog in the United States (lol)! 


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Anyways it's been a good start so far, I've purchased myself some non-fiction material for inspiration and content - Murder Cases/Master Detective magazines.


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Read a couple of cases and I'm really hooked to the stories (which are real life), the psyche behind the perpetrators, the victims involved and the investigation process - usually ends up with a conclusion and closure for all parties involved, but in predominant cases a mystery still unsolved. 

While I'm at it I'm going to make an effort watching the following movies to build up on content and creative inspiration:

List of Psychological Thriller Movies to watchthe-artifice.com/common-themes… and www.imdb.com/list/ls057336010/


If you guys and gals can help touch base on this sub-genre I've discussed I'd appreciate it! Feedback on what movies you've seen, books you've read, games you've played - feel free to share and recommend! 8-)

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:iconheartinathepony:
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you take requests?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
To answer your question? No. 
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi! Just take a watch to what Iris and Jayhan have done!
With Me Cover by Iris & Jayhan ~from Sonic & the Black Knight~: youtu.be/2vVKzJefY3A

I love the results! ^^ I think they have powerful voices! I can't sing like this. At least not this kind if songs though I'd love to!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They definitely do have powerful voices Isabel!

I think if you gave it a try you may achieve that success you're looking for in the performance/recording. ;)

I'm having a hard time myself with a particular recording that's done in Japanese, I think I may skip it. XD
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Really? I also have one in japanese in mind! I gave some tries to it but I'm not giving up yet! You should try again! ;) And... now I'm remembering that I saw you in a dream last night! XXD 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh what was the dream about? :) 
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Project-Occasus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Back when I was in high school, I followed your work very closely. I wanted to learn how to draw like you! That was almost 10 years ago. I loved your comics, like Picnic Heaven: darkspeeds.deviantart.com/art/…

I remember reading that one specifically and thinking to myself "how does he draw like that?" and practicing over and over so I could be good like you. The way you wrote and made stories with your own imagination really inspired me to want to get better myself :)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Jay! Wow, Picnic Heaven... That was so long ago. :)

To be honest with you there is no real secret to improving your drawing - just be observant, keep on learning and be sure to up your mileage (drawing that is). Keep on creating and keep yourself motivated at the same time.

At this point in time in my life it is not easy staying motivated on big projects so I gotta keep it practical and small enough to achieve one step at a time. Good luck. ;)
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DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey Elson, how are you mate? :)

Any good?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm feelin' fantastic mate, yourself? = )
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DarkCatTheKhajjit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm great thanks, just got back from England ;)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know! 
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KateStroh90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched your 1 hour Sonic OVA from Youtube... Think you could do another hilarious pic like that again? :D ... maybe?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps I will one day! :D
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KateStroh90 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I really hope to see maybe Knuckles.... and his hat on fire... XD some day, some day.
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