Drawlloween 2016: Days 30 and 31

Good news to all those out there who don’t like Halloween or art or Halloween art or just my particular Halloween art in general…. You don’t have to ignore these any more because today is the last day of Drawlloween 2016 in Inktober!!


Day 31 is: TRICK ‘R’ TREAT!


I really couldn’t come up with a good angle for these two, so I just drew whatever and inked it in. It’s a jack-o-lantern with some of what I imaged skulls and skeletons of pumpkins might look like if gourds had endoskeletal structures.

If I decide to do it next year I will be back, if not, you’re welcome.

Drawlloween 2016 Day 5: Better Gnomes and Goblins

Having upped the ante by making myself combine two days when they share a spread in the sketchbook, I’m glad Drawlloween upped the ante also, by coming up with some punny and more elaborate categories this year. Since the prompt is meant to sound like the “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine title, I opted to have Goblin-Gnome hybrids tending to their bumper crop of tentacles left over from Tentacle Tuesday yesterday.

"Better Gnomes & Goblins" ink. Click to Enlarge

“Better Gnomes & Goblins” ink. Click to Enlarge

Here they are on their own page in ink only:

"Tentacle Tuesday" and "Better Gnomes & Goblins" in color. Click to Enlarge

“Tentacle Tuesday” and “Better Gnomes & Goblins” in color. Click to Enlarge

… and here they are sharing the spread¬†with the previous day and scanned in and digitally colored to get that storybook feel they deserve (well, it’s a really creepy story book, where farming tentacles serves some function..)

Drawlloween 2016 Day 3: Mummy Monday

Day three of Drawlloween.

Today is MUMMY MONDAY and I added a mummy exhibit to the carnival sideshow and had the poor, embalmed fellow getting his wrappings tangled in one of the carny’s poorly-maintained rides that is going off the rails. The poor fellow was just trying to get some popcorn. Here is the original black and white inks in the sketchbook:

click to make larger

click to make larger

"Carnival Creeps" and "Mummy Monday" ink. Click for larger image.

“Carnival Creeps” and “Mummy Monday” ink. Click for larger image.

This really cried out for some color. Here is the scanned in image with color added in Photoshop:

"Carnival Creeps" and "Mummy Monday" in color. Click for larger image.

“Carnival Creeps” and “Mummy Monday” in color. Click for larger image.


Drawlloween 2016 Day 2: Carnival Creeps

For “Carnival Creeps” I went with a trio and instead of the stereotypical “evil clown” I just went with a slightly creepy one with a “Free Hugs” sign, along with the type of carny guy running the poorly-inspected ride that makes most stand-up comic’s routines and lastly, the lady serving the unhealthy, fried everything that you find in most state fairs.


“Carnival Creeps” click to enlarge

This year, I’m trying to combine ALL the double-page spreads, so tomorrow’s topic will have to be added to this scene. Stay tuned.