Paul Wilson

A Study in Horror

After being disappointed by so many modern horror films that rely on cheap tricks like jump scares, quick cuts and loud noises to scare the audience I decided that for my honours project I would attempt to create my own creatures and character designs in the hopes of being able to create something that I found scary.

Or would any fear I felt be lost during the creation process by constantly being exposed to it? The designs would be created by digital painting in Photoshop and the final work includes character sheets and illustrations.

Project info

  • Developer Paul Wilson
  • Showcase year 2020
  • Programme Computer Arts
  • Project type Illustration

A Study in Horror

An exploration of horror through digital painting in an attempt to see if it was possible to create something that the artist found scary.


My love of horror films.


“A Study in Horror” is a 2020 Digital Graduate Show project by Paul Wilson, a Computer Arts student at Abertay University.

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