I had a sketch of Elsa Mars from the first episode of Freakshow left over from Drawlloween and she was getting sad and lonely in my sketchbook, so I decided to make her into a sugar skull to celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday! Check out my process below!
But on the reals, I'm really sad that October/Drawlloween is over.
This is Tate, played be Evan Peters, from American Horror Story. Only thought it appropriate to end the month with how it started. Check out my thoughts on the month challenge and my process of drawing him below!
What a month! 31 days ago, I thought I'd give the Drawlloween Drawing Challenge a go, but was very pessimistic about it all. I didn't think I'd be inspired to draw something each day, didn't think I'd like what I was able to put out each day, and I just didn't know if I could work on something each day. Boy, oh boy, did I prove myself wrong. I worked almost every day either drawing, painting, or digitally working with vectors/cutouts/textures. I found inspiration in great exciting things, like classic horror movies and stories or American Horror Story seasons, all of which were binge watched as preparation, which really helped my enthusiasm for the project. There were many times that I surprised myself with what I was capable of making, which in itself pushed me to work harder on the next project. I had a lot of fun doing this, so much so that I want to continue pumping out some art, but now I just have to shift my inspiration to something that isn't Halloween (or not; probably not). I hope you had fun on this journey with me and I hope you enjoyed some spooky art.
On the real, though, I need to thank Chelsea. She was my biggest cheerleader and supporter during this entire month. She bounced around ideas, critiqued my work during the process to help me improve, and shared my work with her friends to help me find a supportive crowd. It also made it so such better having a fellow artist to draw and be creative all month along side me. Not everyone could sit in one spot for five hours working on a piece with idle chit chat, but together it was great.
Thank you, everyone, once again for your clicks, likes, comments, and support. It was a killer time. Now let's go veg out on some Halloween candy.
He is by far my favorite horror movie villain. Such a classic. The expressionless mask, the slow walk, the dead eyes, the silence. The music sends chills down my spine. It can evoke terror within the first few seconds. It's all so terrifying.
I first was introduced to Michael at a sleepover via H20 when someone got a hockey blade shoved into their face. Ever since that moment, he has been the haunter of an occasional dream.
As I've gotten older, I've come to fully appreciate the Halloween series and would argue that the original Halloween is the best horror movie out there.
Friday the 13th was one of the first memories I have about horror movies. I remember being a wee little one and it being Friday the 13th and having all the whispers at school about how Friday the 13th was a bad day and something about a movie. That evening, the movie just so happened to be playing on tv and my dad turned it on to the dismay of my mom. The only scene I remember watching is the one where Kevin Bacon's character gets killed while laying in bed by Pamela shoving an arrow head through the bed and out from his throat. I had a fear of being killed from someone, or something, under my bed for quite some time after that.
Sleep No More is an immersive, interactive off-broadway production in New York City.
You arrive at the McKittrick Hotel and are transported back to the 1940s and are given a playing card and a mask. You are required to wear the mask throughout the evening and cannot speak for the entirety of the night. During the 3 hour production, you wander through 6 floors of elaborately designed rooms and environments and try to do as much as you can. You can follow the actors from room to room who have interactions with both other actors and your fellow masked voyeurs. You want to see as much action as you can to piece together the story they are telling. Words can not do this event justice. It was definitely one of the most exciting and unforgettable things I've ever done.
Check out progress shots of making this piece below!
The category for Drawlloween was Devil, so it gave me the chance to bust out another American Horror Story inspired piece. This is the entrance to see the Freakshow. Check out a more simple, flat style of this piece below!
Chelsea and I recently watched House of Wax, so that served as my inspiration for the category of Gore. [SPOILER ALERT] They turn people into wax statues. And you can't just peel the wax off to save your friend. It just doesn't work that way. Check out some progress shots below!
I'm really excited about this piece because I drew it from my head, and that is something that I am usually terrible at. I can see great things in my head, but the transition to paper often leaves something askew. But I am super happy with the way this one turned out! Check out the progress shots below!
Chelsea and I just recently binge watched American Horror Story: Asylum to prepare for the upcoming Freakshow. It was pretty fantastic. I had low expectations due to the bad word-of-mouth reviews but I loved it. I was inspired to draw some of the characters so here is Kit Walker covered in blood.
Chelsea and myself are going to take part in a drawing challenge this month. The original plan was to make a list with a designated topic for each day, but I found that stifling, so now the goal is to just draw and post something each day. Not necessarily having to do with October or Halloween, but preferably so. And being the time of year it is, with daily activities including watching horror movies and scouting haunted houses, the daily drawings will most likely reflect that.
Wish me luck!