Username   Password  
Remember   Register   |   Forgot your password?

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by SweetxinsanityxSarah
Legend of Sleepy Hollow by SweetxinsanityxSarah


"Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice,
Ride with the moon in the dead of night,
Everybody scream, everybody scream
In our town of Halloween...."

~From Nightmare before Christmas

Another entry into the halloween contest that is being held~
"When I think of Halloween, I picture the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow."

Come on, you cannot deny that at least ONCE you think of this legend whenever this holiday rolls around. Besides NMBC this is by far my favorite holiday story. I remember growing up watching all sorts of depictions of this tale, stretching from an eerie 3D short movie, a timid cartoon for the youngsters of a witch controlling the headless hoseman, all the way up to Tim Burton's version of the ruthless Heshin beheading the towns folk and Icabod fainting every chance that arose. xD

Have to say im very proud of the horse, could have done better on the horseman though but ah, still damn good for drawing someone without a head IMO. Also an eerie realization; after I finished coloring this I watched a special about ghosts on the travel channel (Most Terrifying places in america) and one of the people noted that the heshins, or at least the ghost heshin he saw wore blue in his uniform. And the creepy part was, I didnt know about that until right up to when the guy stated that! Talk about spooky neh?

Well I hopes this gets a placing, worked my @$$ off on that damn backround with the coloring job. X_x

View and comment, less you want your heads lopped off duckies! >3


General Info

General Info
Comments 9
Category Movies » Sleepy Hollow Media Other drawing
Date Submitted Time Taken 7+ hours including coloring
Views 972 Reference Horse anatomy
Favorites... 3 Keywords , , , ,
Vote Score 5 License Berne Convention


Comments (9)

You are not authorized to comment here. Your must be registered and logged in to comment

hvite_devil on November 25, 2010, 8:04:37 AM

hvite_devil on
hvite_devilDid you win the Halloween contest?
This picture looks wicked! It makes me think back to this cartoon I saw about the headless man riding on a horse. It scared me half to death and gave me nightmares for weeks!
This is very well composed. With the warm and cold colors fulfilling each other as well as the black and white. It's good how you've made them enter the moon light, making them even more sentered. Aaaah, I love that axe of his! I want!!! >_<
The horse looks reeeaally evil! I like how you've made his mane (it's mane right? His hair XD ye whatever) move with the wind, as well as the cape of the headless man.

Good job!

SweetxinsanityxSarah on November 26, 2010, 2:21:19 AM

SweetxinsanityxSarah on
SweetxinsanityxSarahNo sadly this picture didnt win, but it at least got an honerable mention. =3

And thankies, this picture took FOREVER since I wanted to get it just right. The horse was the most complex part, and you'd think the headless Heshin would be but he was kinda a breeze lol.

The backround however now THAT was a chore. I colored it with blue pencil, but the pencil crapped out halfway through, and so I colored over the backround with blue marker three times so there wouldnt be any messy spots. Then I put it under a phonebook so it would stay flat. Must say I'm glad it cooperated with me. xP

lashanta22 on October 30, 2010, 11:21:42 AM

lashanta22 on
lashanta22That is one of my favorite stories of all time!!!! I love all the movies about him^^
I did not know that you drew horses and your not half bad at them either^^

SweetxinsanityxSarah on October 31, 2010, 12:36:56 PM

SweetxinsanityxSarah on
SweetxinsanityxSarahI had a feeling you liked this story, which is why i decided to draw it for my part of the art trade. And yeah I rarely draw horses, but when I do I put my all into them. xP

I ish glad ya liked eet nn

lashanta22 on October 31, 2010, 3:28:34 PM

lashanta22 on
lashanta22yea im nuts about him^^ ur very welcome

luckylace222 on October 30, 2010, 10:26:19 AM

luckylace222 on
luckylace222;O Love the dramatic pose!!!

SweetxinsanityxSarah on October 31, 2010, 12:37:34 PM

SweetxinsanityxSarah on
SweetxinsanityxSarahThankee ;3

WildLightning on October 30, 2010, 12:05:11 AM

WildLightning on
WildLightningWOW nice pic, great fo halloween!

SweetxinsanityxSarah on October 30, 2010, 1:08:12 AM

SweetxinsanityxSarah on
SweetxinsanityxSarahThankies and yush it is, as I said before you cant think of Halloween without Sleepy Hollow. They just go hand in hand like that. xP