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Monster High profile: Rhoda by Alias-Hugo Monster High profile: Rhoda by Alias-Hugo
I was inspired by :iconcandy2021:'s Monster High profiles to try one of my own!
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I haven't designed her friends yet, hence the blank spaces! :dummy:

I came up with Rhoda since most of the MH monsters are "children of", which made me think of Children of the Damned, and by extension, Village of the Damned.
Ya know, the creepy British kids?
Yes, the "We Know All Your Secrets" ones from the Simpsons... sort of.

Also it made me think of Children of the Corn, but they aren't as easy to turn into cartoon form since they don't all look exactly alike.

I chose to do my extended essay last year on children in horror cinema, so I had a lot of info whirling about my brain.
This wasn't the weirdest thing I came up with by far...
There was this crazy idea I had where Carrie ended up at Bates Motel and ended up becoming BFFs with Norman. Then Samara comes out of the TV, and we have a sitcom!

:la: So, Rhoda:

Her name is taken from the main character of "The Bad Seed", possibly one of the first creepy children in horror cinema. [link]
And boy, was she crazy!
Zellaby, of course, is the surname of the main characters in Village of the Damned

This is my first time trying out the style, so I decided to do this for funsies. I usually draw black and white characters as simply being black and white, even if everyone else is in colour. Watching the movie, I imagined these kids were supposed to be B&W, the remake backs this up somewhat.

I tried to keep her personality in-line with the children from the movie, I even made up a little voice for her to help me write. I threw in the line about chocolate since the kids in the movie go into the sweet shop every day - to buy sweets, naturally (creeping the woman at the counter out by being so damn polite), and since Midwich is in England, she'd be used to the sweeter chocolate we have in Europe.

Anywhoo, comments?
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:icondraxulaura:
Draxulaura Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is cool. Nice work.
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RoseOfGod Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me, Ms. Rhoda, are you sure you didn't eat dark chocolate? That's known to be bitter chocolate.
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MiAmoraCadenza Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
is this from monster high?
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sort of, she's a character drawn in the style of Monster High but I made her up. This is part of a meme where artists come up with their own Monster High characters and draw them in the style of the dolls/show :)
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:iconmiamoracadenza:
MiAmoraCadenza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Okay
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:iconbeautyfrenzy:
BeautyFrenzy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
*gasp* you have one!? I have one too! o3o
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:highfive: What's your character based on?
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:iconbeautyfrenzy:
BeautyFrenzy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
La Llorona
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Like the South American ghost lady? She's like a banshee or the lady in the well from Banchō Sarayashiki, right?
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BeautyFrenzy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
No, she drowned her children for to be with a man she loved but he rejected her. She killed herself and was questioned at thee gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children and was condemned to wander the earth, looking for her children. She cries, and La Llorona means "Weeping Woman." :3
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was about to ask if she was inspired by "The Bad Seed" when I saw her name, then I read the description and got giddy. She should have a pair of tap shoes for good measure. :XD:

I never thought of a Village/Children of the Damned kid. It really works, and if I wasn't thinking of retiring my MH OC Michael Revok, I'd think maybe they could be friends. :XD:
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: And a trophy! No one seems to remember "the Bad Seed" anymore, but it's a great movie! I wrote an essay on the child villain in horror cinema so I got to write about how Rhoda really kicked the subgenre of 'evil child' films off.

I immediately thought of Village of the Damned for some reason when picking out suitable monsters to make into a design, they have a very distinct look that would translate well into the MH dolls :D
Interesting, I am intrigued!
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Meiasyouknowher Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww cute! I kinda hope you can well, OC her as a doll...



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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That would be very fun to do... :D
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Meiasyouknowher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I thought I was being rude *'-'*
'Cause I tend to do that...
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're not being rude, I've had rude commenters before and that wasn't rude! :D
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Meiasyouknowher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh glad to know phew..^-^
I was just hoping I wasn't
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DamnedGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i love!!!!! :D big fan i am of the Monster High Dolls and if this were a doll i would definitely get it!!! :happybounce: i think shes beautiful aaaaahhh :dummy: i kinda hope i have a daughter like her... too weird??
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thankyou! I must do more of these - I like taking the 'children of monsters' a step further and making these characters the kids of kids of monsters - I had one planned that was the child of Damien from the Omen... so the son of the son of Satan? :XD:
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DamnedGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its brilliant!! :dummy: hope to see it :3
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vampchic1997 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
how do you make the doll i have no idea how
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Doll? I just drew this from scratch, looking at screenshots to get the style down :)
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
What brand of chocolate do you eat?

I am fairly sure Englanders don't call people from the States "Americans". (Canadians are Americans too, but I don't know if they make chocolate.)
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cadbury's Dairy Milk. :)

That's what all the English people I know call Americans - we get all the English TV channels over here in Ireland (the North is still owned by the UK) and the stand-up comedians talk a lot about Americans. In Europe, in general, when someone says "American" they mean from the USA, Canadians are called "Canadian", and any countries in South America are identified as being in "South America", mainly the country itself is used instead of the continent though.
Just speaking personally, my relatives from Canada hate being called "American" :shrug:.
On the chocolate issue, Canada is a dominion of the UK, so I'd say they have some imported chocolate from England, and then some of the American-style chocolate too.
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QueenofCroatia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Evil Childern FTW!!
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Evil children woo! :dance:
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QueenofCroatia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I've always loved evil childern movies, and killer doll movies!
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like horror movies in general that aren't just gore-fests! :D
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QueenofCroatia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Now adays I only like old, japanese, and Italian filmds
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, most Hollywood stuff has gone the gorey-instead-of-scary route these days anyway! :D
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QueenofCroatia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I prefer the later, I saw this really scary one![link]
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EnigmaApocalypse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow she looks amazing! I love her colors, its as though she came out of a noir flim. Its brilliant, you did amazingly.
If she needs any friends she can be friends with any of my OC's though with her personality the only one who acts proper like her and gentlemanly is Damien xD
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I think I'll come up with a few more characters of my own before deciding on who should be friends of each one :D
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EnigmaApocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay! :D I can't wait to see more!
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Phantomheiko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I love your art work. Ive been waiting for some one to make village of damn child.
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:iconalias-hugo:
Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I can't believe it hasn't been done more, it seems like a natural choice! :XD:
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Phantomheiko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Your quite welcome. I guess people don't think out of the box. For hat I applaud you.
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think that 'outside the box' is just my natural state, I tend to think a bit differently to most :XD:
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Phantomheiko Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
i see awesome
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
as a english lass i must say every time i see a british oc i laugh, that said this one is really cool love the take on her hehe she can be polite at the teachers and creep em out
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm from Ireland so I get where you're coming from about the OCs ~ at least the British have a few stereotypes to choose from, it's just leprechauns, red hair and pints of Guinness all-round for Irish OCs! :laughing:

The main reason I made Rhoda British is that the original kids were too, since Village of the Damned was an English production. Taking Midwich away from the English countryside didn't feel right, I think that was one of the reasons a lot of people didn't like the remake! :la:
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dear poor you! Ireland is a beautiful country with tones more to it that the stereotypes ^^; makes sence as to why yours is not quite so daft haha

and yup that does make perfect sense i love the old British movies they were so quaint
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I mean we don't all get into fights drunk on Guinness ~ a lot of people drink vodka now. :laughing:

They made some terrific films, I'm not sure if the original Universal Frankenstein counts since it was set in the UK with an English director, but the studio was in the US...
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that....just lol :rofl: aaaah racial stereotypes

there are some like that that i dont know ...but i guess it half counts at least depends on how much of the script was okayed by brit's......nih as longs as its a good film :shrug:
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:


Agreed, it was a good film!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great :) I really like how you draw her
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I was trying out the Monster High style :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome, ah okay :)
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Wildheart-mustang Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
It's true.
American chocolate just isn't the same as good old English Cadbury's... ;D
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing beats a delicious Cadbury's Dairy Milk
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