Saturday, 27 August 2011

Bewitching Influence

Do you remember the times when witches looked like this?

 Wicked Witch of the East ©

I don't know about you, but growing up, I always thought of witches as ugly, evil beings who locked up children and stuffed them with food before throwing them into a giant cauldron for supper. Even the crooked nose and screeching laughter came with the package. And although I didn't know much about their history in real life, this whole impression of witches stuck with me like glue through my childhood years.

So you can imagine my bewilderment when suddenly witches started to grace the big screens and television looking like them...

Quite a change from yucky green skin and huge ugly nose, don't you think? :)  I guess it's no surprise that witches started to become some kind of a trend among the very best of us. Suddenly they are beautiful, cool, and many times play the beloved heroines in our favorite stories. I mean, who wouldn't want to be drop dead gorgeous and powerful at the same time, right? It's even a well known phenomenon that witches are becoming more popular in the world of art. Like many art lovers and creators out there, I am too bewitched by this new impression of witches. Although of course, each of us visualize and interpret it in our own way.

The Witch of Salem, pencils and digital mediums

The Sisters of Salem #1 & #2, Mounted ACEO/ATC, pencils and acrylics

If you're a fan of witches, witchcraft and an overall sucker for magical witchery, then I'm sure you're eagerly anticipating the coming of Halloween that is just around the corner. Well, get that cauldron polished, your broom free of cobwebs and your best black frock ready, because before you know it the crow might come calling and the next full moon already shining above your smoking chimney. :)

Have a bewitching weekend, everyone!

Amalia, oxx
Note: All of my witches are available for purchase at the shop, right here


  1. i always kind of believed that a true and clever witch, would choose to look beautiful, so that you would have no warning what so ever about there true self...
    love your work, as always, xo sandra

  2. Beautiful work! Your particular visions of witches are lovely. And I agree with Sandra!

  3. You were right, now witches are also my heroines. Anyway, your artworks are really beautiful without losing their 'dark' personality (witches are always have their darkness side no?).

  4. There are plenty of witches here in Cornwall!

  5. Spooky eh? When I was a kid I always loved the stories about Mildred - The Worst Witch!

  6. and your witches are lovely Amalia. It is funny how things like that change over time.

  7. What lovely witches. Love them. I'm off to visit your store.
    Kyles =D

  8. I love all your witches, Amalia! They are beautiful. I am definitely looking forward to fall and all that comes with it. :) It's my favorite time of year. :) Have a great weekend!

  9. The redhead with raven is just GREAT!

    As for good witches, don't forget the good witch Glenda in the Wizard of Oz, and then later there was the very good looking Samantha of the Bewitched TV show, and her equally hot cousin Sabrina. Ha!

  10. I love your little witches, gorgeous, fun and wonderful!

  11. I've always loved witches and they were some of my favorite things to draw when I was young. Yours are very lovely. I like your style.
    Funny, I posted about the upcoming season and anticipating Halloween too! It must be in the air! :)


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