Clandestine Snatchers

When I started this for Illustration Friday, I intended it to be a typical changeling scene, goblins lying in wait to switch their glamoured creature for the baby. Instead it turned out a bit darker, a weird collage of various folk baby-snatchers.
I liked this enough to “finish” it and submit it, but not quite enough to actually go to the trouble of inking it. Maybe after a few more sketches it would have reached that point, but I think the flat effect I’m getting with Photoshop is more what I wanted than anything I would have managed from inking anyway. At some point, I really need to start using these excersizes to get portfolio pieces. Maybe when we’re a bit more removed from the holidays.

Anyway, finished or not, comments and critiques are, as always welcome. Enjoy.

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Meagan is an artist, writer, and whatever else suits her at any given moment. She lives in the Cleveland area with her husband, son and too many cats. Meagan blogs at and cartoons at


Finished or not, I think the purpose is to do something creative. I feel the same way! Any how, here’s to a new year of creating!

Cheers to that!

I really love the background and the creepy quality that it has.

Thanks Bean, that’s what I was going for.

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