Concha the 13th by BebikDesigns is WAMI Swag’s Cotton Brawl VII winner, and it’s definitely well-crafted. The character’s enlarged hands emphasize his physicality (and help focus attention on those snacks), strong highlights and shadows give dimension and add drama, and there’s even a realistic smoke effect creating a background (also repeated to give the coffee some steam). But it’s also a piece that requires two specific bits of knowledge, and I’m curious how common this information actually is with the general public. One big element to know is that the “Con Chah…” text is approximating the music that plays in these movies- as a casual horror consumer, I guessed this to be the case, but don’t actually remember the sound strongly. The other tidbit, that the specific pastry the killer is holding is called a Concha, actually took me a Google search to get. I don’t doubt that they’re more common in some areas than others, though, so I hope those in the sweet spot of those two combined bits of knowledge are able to find and enjoy this design.
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