Do you remember the times when witches looked like this?
Wicked Witch of the East © 1939 Warner Home Video. All rights reserved.
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!
Note: All of my witches are available for purchase at the shop, right here.