Trying to make the two drawings work together in the sketchbook spread, I wanted to make the shadow on the other page coming from something unexpected on this page. I ended up with a mutating Great Pumpkin on a giant vine that Sally Brown has brought to life though some type of occult spell of which she is capable as she is a witch. All of this is freaking Linus out.
Specific ones like this don’t leave you much room to be different or creative, so I just pick one of the cool images from the F.W. Murnau’s 1920s silent film and tried to emulate it as best I could with just a pen and paper and my eye looking at a reference shot.
It sort of leaves the blank page next it creepier than usual.
I cheated on this one and re-used the double illustration from Drawlloween 2015 for MOON and FRANKENSTEIN. Iit still fits though. Especially since Frankenstein is the name of the mad scientist, not the monster.
I drew Dorothy Gale happening upon a row of scarecrows in the corn field. One from the MGM musical, one from Batman, another from the books, and the rest just in shadows.
On the opposite page of the sketchbook for Day 15, I extended the cornfield to surround a drive-in movie theater that is currently under attack form some sort of giant reptile, the likes of which would probably be playing on the screen.
Okay, I know nobody reads this blog, but I also have been posting on Instagram, Twitter and two Facebook pages. Yesterday’s post represented a lot of work creating, drawing, inking and coloring and after posting with all the pertinent hashtags, the consensus of the viewing public seems to be: “We don’t give a fuck.” So, considering I have other things to do, and I’m only working on these for “likes” instead of pay and yet still I’m underpaid, I decided to say “fuck it” and phoned this shit in today.
Tomorrow may be even less effort, let’s see how I feel.
In order to connect to yesterday’s drawing, I continued the theme of a DC Comics and Harvey Comics mashup, turning Richie Rich into John Constantine and Casper the friendly Ghost into Deadman Boston Brand. The main character for the swampy bog is, of course Swamp Thing (body based on Little Lotta) and the DC occult stars start to bleed over into Hot Stuff/Demon territory in the two-page spread version.
Days 8 and 9 of Drawlloween 2016 are: “Eight Legs, One Thousand Eggs” and “He’s a Dummy, Doll.”
Trying to connect these two really specific prompts was a bit tricky. I decided to go with a “Charlotte’s Web” theme on the first, with all of Charlotte’s spider babies hatching out of the egg (I think spiders lay only one big egg sack, so I don’t know how accurate the “thousand eggs” bit is, but to be fair, they prompt never mentioned spiders) and webbing up poor Wilbur the pig.
If you wondered why Wilbur looks like Hamm, the piggy bank from “Toy Story”, then you would be informed of the reason when I added the other characters from that Pixar/Disney movie: Jessie and Woody, the western dolls. On day 9, they show up discovering a ventriloquist’s dummy who happens to be Edgar Bergen’s famous “Mortimer Snerd” character. Thus, the assigned phrase coming from Woody to Jessie now makes sense, and so does the fact that Hamm is the terrific pig that Charlotte wrote about in her web.
Here they are combined in ink in the sketchbook, and then scanned in and colored digitally.