This illustration is dedicated to Scott & Caroline, because they've been two of my biggest supporters for a very long time!
(That's you guys in this pic!)
The Illustration Friday word of the week was "spooky" and of course the first thing most people think of is ghosts and Halloween. Instead of trying to think up something totally unexpected, I wanted to do a drawing that an Art Director might want for a story during this time of year. I had a totally different picture in mind and had sketched it out, but this house that I'd seen in a magazine kept coming back in my mind, so when I sat down to draw the final picture, this is what I did! I drew it in pencil and then used Pigma pens to ink it all in. I had in mind that the windows would glow an orange-yellow and so would the eyes on the pumpkins, cat, owl and moon... when I tried to add color with colored pencils, it just seemed to make the picture more scattered, without defined focal points. I need to work on something in color, but this one isn't going to be it. Can you believe that Trick-or-Treating is only in another week? Where did October go? I don't know about where you live but I'm loving the color of the leaves changing this year... it just seems to be slower than usual. Enjoy your day!