'This is what gets me off'

'This is what gets me off'

These images are taken from 3 illustrated books i am currently working on for my first project of third year, based on three serial killers that either killed their mothers, or women similar.

I am looking at the stories of Edmund Kemper, Jose Antonio Rodrequez Vega and Henry Lee Lucas, which were active during the 1970's and 80's; where I am creating three illustrated books depicting the stories of true murders, with a little help of my own interpretation. I wanted to create images using the ideas of the sublime and the beautiful- seeing something beautiful within a grotesque subject matter.

My illustration is very traditional, using frequent mediums such as retractable pencils and Windsor and Newton inks.