When you’re reading this, it means that we’re on the brink of the end for another month of inky goodness…
Well, at least it was filled with lots-a-flavored and colored induced Halloween candy, spooky fun and sometimes even more spooky art. My twitter timeline has been filled with golems, zombies, witches and whatnot. And just like every year, I’m sad that it’s all over so soon. The Inktober challenge has passed, and you can now read the entire story, including the one from last year, back to back – as it was intended. While it was really fun to work on it, I’m glad I’ll be able to switch to color again. I missed my fully colored clones. Let me tell you that.
So, another year will have to pass now, before I get the chance to celebrate the darkest time between our world and the world of darkness. And with that in mind, I created this years Halloween pinup around that theme. Luckily for me, there’s this day in Mexico that celebrates that exact feeling. Well, sorta. It’s called “Dia de los Muertos” or better known as “The Day of the Dead”. Where as it’s actually known as a moment where family members support the spiritual journey of their deceased loved ones, I took it a bit more literally, and actually see it as day to celebrate the dark creatures who attempt to cross the border into our world. Maybe I’ll make a painting about that next year? ^^ For now though, I kept it rather peaceful as you can see.
Also, for those interested (and I know there are a couple of people who actually are), I made another step-by-step of this image. Just to keep you under my spell. It uses the same principle of the 4 step process as illustrated in one of my previous tutorials.
Feast your eyes ladies & gents:
.. and have a Happy Halloween tonight, to all of you.
You remember last years Halloween, right? Well, just like last year, I went with another project for Halloween this year. Darn, I love this season.
I went with one of the designs I did for the previous one, got me a pumpkin that was a bit larger then last years, and after about 2-3 hours (a lot more than it’s predecessor, let me tell you that), I came out to this baby. As you can see from the last image, he’s looking a bit more upwards, which is actually done on purpose, because I wanted him to look like he’s mocking anyone passing by. I’m fun like that.
Now to hope he’ll be able to withstand the next few more nights ’til Halloween (and a bit after that).
And here we are, folks, Halloween of 2014 is upon us again!
I personally had a lot of fun this month building up to this night as you might have noticed already. In case you still haven’t read about it, there’s been a great event called Inktober going on this month, and I’m proud to say I participated every day for an entire month again. I don’t really want to boast, but I can tell you that I really like the outcome of it. When you look at a month’s work of ink drawings, it does something to you as an artist. I can tell you that. I love it when a
plan project comes together! You can check it all out for yourself if you like, I took the effort of rearranging some things at the start of this month, so that you can read up on my new short story “The Chronicles of Clones” first thing when you arrive at the Inktober-tab. Expect to see these little guys a lot more, as I really started to like drawing and introducing ‘m into the most weird/funny/exciting adventures!
Of course, it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t end with a bang, right? So doing a small something something it sort of required and, to be honest, seems like a fitting thing to do here. So, after a bit of extra drawing, allow me to present you my latest Halloween-themed illustration.
Have a great and happy Halloween people, I know I will.
Pumpkin Faces Part I
As it is every year, I can already feel it coming for me at end of the month September. That cosy feeling of pumpkin soup, the scary music echoing in the distance and the cosy scariness of Halloween creeping closer with every day. The one time in the year I actually enjoy. Screw summer! Halloween is the best and most fun time in the year (for me)!
This year I have a lovely treat in store for you all. We have a few lovely neighbours who were kindly enough to donate a giant-ish pumpkin to us. So the creative spirit that possesses my body was challenged with the task of carving my first pumpkin face, and by golly, I gladly accepted! All in all, it actually wasn’t that much work. As it is with every project, I came up with some scary faces, and did some research on pumpkins, as you can see in the image above.
The next part was to hollow out the sucker. I started at the top, and worked myself to the bottom, removing seeds/hollowing out the whole thing in the process. After a lovely task of around half ‘n hour, I was already finished. I left the lid off, for safety purposes alone. I’d rather keep it in one piece until Halloween, after all. Also, I decided to cut of the bottom a bit, since it was a bit unstable at the bottom. Pumpkins have a rather tricky shape as it turns out. The real challenge I must say though, were it’s teeth. I wanted it to be exactly as my design, and since I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I might have spend most of my time on it’s mouth. Other then that, it went pretty well.
Well, there’s nothing else left for me to wish you all a spooky and great Halloween!
Don’t forget to check for something drooling under your bed, tonight…