THE VVITCH

THE VVICTH is an illustration inspired on Robert Eggers’ movie from 2016. Is not exactly based on any of the actual characters, but it translates what I felt while watching the movie. It was sort of a witching hour inspiration deal.



For some reason I got obsessed with The Sword’s “Tres Brujas” (the title translates “three witches”) and then I watched THE VVICTH (finally!!!) and I knew what I had to do. The color palette is pretty much what I felt the movie was all about, sort of the “vvitch-vision” of it all.


I started from a stock photo actually from a stock photograph. I chose a photo of a woman that sort of felt like she could be a witch, and then sketched it out from it on Photoshop. Then I traced the sketch on Illustrator. So I kind of went from there, I try to make solid shapes and construct the image from bottom to top (if that makes any sense?). So once I layout the basic shapes, I begin working on the color palette, then lightning and finally textures and details.

This was a nice project ’cause it taught me about mixing stuff up and sort of trying new things, and I was excited about the response it got, which was better than expected. I’m very happy with it, and it’s cool to see people engage with it.

Santiago Arango

¡Hola from Colombia!
I’m a copywriter by day, and an illustrator by night… I’ve been drawing since I have memory, but only now I’m decent at it. Hope you enjoy my work, as much as I enjoy doing it!