i can imagine some kids looking at this and thinking it's a bit creepy, but i'd never call it unsuitable for children. when i was little i had some books (and watched some tv shows) that i was scared of, because they were... odd. now i look back at them and think that's amazing. not just the pictures, the thing itself; but the fact that i used to think they were weird but i like them now. it's pretty interesting, i guess. well, talking too much. i really like this illustration! amazing textures.
I know that this month's topic is nightmares and this is certainly a very well executed piece, but I find it absolutely unsuitable for children. I find this piece very, very disturbing. It is indeed nightmarish though.
oh, hello! i'll probably never show this to a 2 year old kid, but i can see it in a book for older ones. i own a book that collects several mayan stories, for kids 11-12 yo, and i assure you, it's FAR more disturbing...
by the age of twelve i had already read most of poe's short stories and even a few by h. p. lovecraft. i was also obsessed with gustave doré's illustrations of orlando furioso & bosch's paintings; one of my friends loved sci-fi stories and dream of ufos & other lived in a world of long haired princesses and barbies and hated all things remotely scary
looking back, what a strange and weird little child i was