Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
March 4, 2011
Image Size
329 KB


74 (who?)
The Stalking Rail by janey-jane The Stalking Rail by janey-jane
An illustration I did for a story by Alejandro Omidsalar in the Spring 2011 issue of Dark Valentine magazine. As usual the issue is full of a fantastic assortment of artists and writers, (including :iconmarksatchwill:, :iconsavivi:, :iconvictoria-poloniae:, :iconrosengeist:, :iconelenatria:, :iconsuburbanbeatnik:).
I liked illustrating for this story because I got to experiment with a more graphic-novel sort of style than I usually do.

Just click on the following link to download a copy of the issue => [link]
Add a Comment:
haius Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Your lineart is wonderful as always, and this time there's fancy perspective, and a dead body! :D
janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
yay perspective! yay dead bodies! (...wait)
it was a bear trying to get everyone the right size, and the body actually going back into perspective... it was ambitious for me.
haius Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist
But you succeeded! :iconvictoryplz:
Jb-612 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011

Ok so I have to say the first time I saw this as a WIP I was like OMG AMAZING PERSPECTIVE.
And the second time I was it I found it really kindof scary...
And for some reason the third time I looked at it it made me laugh! It just so awful! The guy in the back is all happy, but you get the feeling he could be kindof slow in the head, and the kid in the middle-ground is all OMG WTF WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? And the lady in the front is all "Don't mind me I just got a damn BAG OVER MY FACE."
I still love the perspective I said, it's awesome to be challenged to do pieces like this that you wouldn't normally're so good!
CelticGoddess1986 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
...super creepy. Esp cause the man with the gun looks a little too smiley for being in the presence of a dead person. But I think that makes it great! Horror/slasher/thriller stories are supposed to be unsettling so I think it's a testament to your skill you were able to embody that feelin in a single drawing. Go you!
janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
wooo! thank you! And the man is definitely a creepy, integral part of the story :)
CelticGoddess1986 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Creepy man is definatley someone I would NOT want to run into on the street...or anywhere for that matter.
ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Oh, very creepy! The fact that her head is covered somehow makes it more so - not to mention the sadistic little smile of the gunman. Excellent!
janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
heh, I actually goofed with her head - I originally didn't have her face covered and spent all this time getting the angle right (drawing a face from that angle is really hard!) and then was gently reminded that in the story a bag is covering her face. Whoops. But I like it better this way, I agree with you, its creepier.
tinkerheck Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really cool! I love the weakened sepia, gives the whole thing a very stark, old-fashioned feel.
Add a Comment: