Lord Depression and Nightmare

From the biggest cities to the most desolate farms, the gloomy rider and his terrible steed travel the world. Dread and despair follow in their footsteps, and nervous people watch them in anticipation. Who will they come for this time? Who will be bereft of joy and peace? Royalty and beggars alike stand no chance when Lord Depression and Nightmare are on their tail.

This was actually based on an old painting I made a decade ago, back when I was 15. The original painting is rather awful and hilarious to look at now, but I liked the idea behind it, so I decided to redo the characters.

Photoshop CS5, April 2017.

Lord Depression and Nightmare

Lord Depression and Nightmare

Lord Depression

Lord Depression

Lord Depression WIP

Lord Depression WIP

Lord Depression back view

Lord Depression back view

Nightmare

Nightmare

Nightmare saddled

Nightmare saddled

Short storyboard to explore mood

Short storyboard to explore mood