Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Drawlloween Highlights

Trick 'R' Treat!

Like you, I'm hesitantly acclimating to the horrors of the new normal (without pretending there's anything normal about it).  I find myself wistfully looking back on a simpler time-- last month-- when I allowed myself the fun of indulging in some fake horror: the annual Drawlloween & Inktober challenges.

Hurrying to post an ink drawing on an assigned theme every day proved a refresher course in the many ways an image can go south from concept to finish, and in the ways things go wrong at the last minute-- train delays, unresponsive computers, and other interruptions. A few of the pictures posted past midnight into the next day. But it was great for warming up, trying techniques, and developing spontaneity. I surprised myself more than once.

The drawings? There were weird ones,...
Thursday the Thirteenth

They Came from Outer Space! (Inktober: "Box")

Mechanical Monstrosity
wild ones,...
Full Moon!

Superstition Sunday


Horses & Headless Men
sad ones,...
Drive-In Creature Feature

Scarecrow Row

Black Caturday
girly ones,...
8 Legs, 1,000 Eggs


Witchcraft Wednesday ("flight")
silly ones,...
Slimy Swamps, Foggy Bogs

Call of C'Thursday (Inktober: "Creepy")
& even a self-aggrandizing one.

Phantom Phriday ("Big")

But then, god help us, one of these nightmares came true: