*It wasn’t the IT parody that you wanted… It wasn’t the IT parody that you needed… It was just one fly’s quest for a missing sailboat that led him to find his true missing element, the balloon. Besides, maybe more happened down in the sewer that you don’t know about yet! Or maybe it didn’t. Who knows? 🙂
*That’s what it sounds like when you pull a big balloon through a small opening, right? Fump! First it squeeks… then it fumps! And, yes, squeak is misspelled on purpose to sell the ee part of the squeaking. 🙂 Oh, and before anyone asks… the water disappeared because it finally all ran down the drain.
So, there were three more days left in Inktober after the fourth week. I flamed out during the stretch run and only made one more drawing, so I fell two drawings short of the goal. Still, I don’t feel too badly since I was quite happy with how many of my sketch cards turned out and that I still completed twenty-nine drawings in as many days!
Please check out Week One, Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four blog posts for most of my contributions last month. Also, don’t forget to checkout the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept. Below is my final drawing for Inktober 2016.
At least I went out with a bang! I was pretty proud of this Freddy Krueger, and as it was the only one I did in the final half-week, it is obviously my favorite of that leg of the journey. 🙂 The original Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic by Wes Craven.
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So last year was a banner year for instances of Friday the 13th on the calendar… three times I graced my blog with variations on the theme. I made a Jason hockey mask, followed that with a battle-damaged variant, and completed the trilogy with my Jason X mask illustration. We only get one crack at the event this year, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction…
The pun is an obvious one… pretty sure I didn’t invent it or anything… but I liked the idea of writing in the ketchup and using that final fry in the message as well. Just so nobody thinks I forgot, good old Jason Voorhees is there too, loving his potato handiwork! Unrelated, but once at a Golden Corral restaurant back in the day, I wrote a waitress’ name on my plate sculpted from the mashed potatoes. I think I was too embarrassed to go back there again and see how that went over, though. 🙂
This one was pretty straightforward so I didn’t do any preliminary sketching… just went straight to the digital work. You might think I’m pleased with my renderings of different french fry bits… but I’m actually most proud of the plate. I tried something a little different in the shading and I think it really made the plate pop out as an almost realistic looking dinner plate.
Please let me know what you think, and be careful out there today! Also, remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Here we are… the third and final Friday the 13th of 2015! Way back in February I drew a Jason Voorhees inspired hockey mask… then in March I modified that for battle damage. I promised that my next endeavor for the final installment of this blog trilogy would be the mask from Jason X!
For anyone wondering… I only wanted to draw the mask, but it looked oddly empty without the beady red and yellow eyes in there. See, Jason X was more than just a mask… Jason himself was upgraded, and his eyes were very different than in any other Friday the 13th movie before or since. So I pretty much had to fill in the eyes to make this mask really pop.
I really like how this one turned out. It’s my favorite look of all the movies, and truth be told I really like this installment of the series as perhaps even my favorite one!
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I have fond memories of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Of all the classic Universal Pictures monster movies, he was the one they created, as opposed to adapting stories from literature. There was also that haunting DA-NA-NAAAA music that played every time the Creature was about to appear…
I’ve been in the spirit a bit this year and trying to top my Halloween-themed output from last year. This time last year I was still new to blogging and not sure exactly what I wanted to do with my blog. I’m in more of a comfort zone now, so I can put more time into ideas and the actual artwork too!
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My monster was feeling a bit lonely, so it seemed only fitting to draw him his bride as well. She is not quite so monstrous, but still intimidating all the same.
I’m much more familiar with Elsa Lanchester in later roles, so I keep forgetting her alongside Boris Karloff in the Universal Pictures classic, Bride of Frankenstein. As I was drawing this picture, it struck me that there’s a bit of a resemblance between her and Anne Hathaway. It might not completely come through in my illustration, but check photographs of young Elsa and see if I’m right or just going insane.
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