Here are two films of illustrator Ana Juan's work. I love her mysterious creepiness and the way she draws faces. Her silhouettes are fantastic, too. Right now I am playing around with different ways to draw faces, and looking at the work of those who do it so well. (I've also been teaching self-portraits to some of my students, including a group of adults this week for the first time ever. But that's another story.) Ana's have wide-set eyes, features low down on big round heads, and rather stoic expressions in the midst of chaos or strange events.
I do think her work would have given me nightmares as a little kid. Or at least strange dreams.
Although on second thought, I went through a phase in about 5th grade where I read all of Grimm's fairy tales, and those rainbow fairy books. Just devoured them.
I managed to sleep just fine.