Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paintblogging - In The Graveyard Part III

Well its been a month so it must be time again to check in on the status of the painting.

With the background finished I decided to start on the ground. Just like I did with the sky
I filled the whole area in with a flat black.

Then I went with the sponge and filled in the colors I wanted. I went with a blueish gray
for the most part, and lightened it up and added in some yellow for the light coming off
the lantern. I like using the sponge when painting things like the ground or the sky, it
really makes a nice looking texture.

I finished off the tree on the far right and three of the tombstones. Then added in the

The last tombstone and the bench were done in the same style as the other tombstones. I
tried to dab in a bit of yellow to look like light from the lantern. And lastly I've
started on Frankie's outfit. I'm going with the classic fuzzy vest look from "Son of

Tune in again soon for another update.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Trio of Terror

These old vacuform plastic masks and smocks are something that really puts me in the mood for Halloween. I remember wearing these as a kid. Although when I was growing up we didn't have the old monsters but instead we had mainly costumes from the newly released Star Wars movies.
I went out one year as E.T. I wish I still had that old costume.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Treehouse of Horror

Every year around Halloween I like to do a drawing based on the Treehouse of Horror episodes of The Simpsons. Working in chronological order I try to do something one of the small stories or the wraparounds from each episode. I just finished this years picture and I've already started thinking about next year.