Here are my latest illustrations for my Writers Portraits series. This series
is a ode to my literary heroes of the (mostly) Victorian Era. These authors help us all celebrate our inner goth hearts and souls.
First off, say a hearty hello to the Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm brought German and Eastern European folk tales to the world. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm dedicated their lives to researching and rewriting some of the most macabre and spooky tales the world has ever known. Without their hard work, I wonder what kinds of stories we would be telling around the campfire and scaring our kids to death.
|Debra Styer, A Moonlit Tale of Grimm, 2015|
|Grimm Sketch...Wilhelm on the left, Jacob on the right|
|Brother Grimm Print|
|Look into their eyes...Closeup|
The next portrait is of the incredible Irish novelist, Bram Stoker
. Stoker, of course, is best known for being the creator of Dracula. Like the Grimm Brothers, Bram had a love of German folklore. Count Dracula is one of the most wicked yet loved literary characters of all time. Could you imagine a world without Vampires? Thank you for all the nightmares, Mr. Stoker.
|Debra Styer, Bram Stoker and the Vampire's Kiss, 2015|
|Bram Stoker Print |
|Bram Stoker Sketch|
The original illustrations were hand painted in layers with watercolor and gouache over my graphite drawings.
The Brothers Grimm
print and the Bram Stoker
prints are now available in the shop.
Who should I paint next?