Paint Party Friday: Halloween version!

Woohoo! It’s my favourite time of the year – Halloween! I love everything about it; the costumes, pumpkin carving, scary monsters, ridiculous amounts of delicious candy and chocolate and the annual Halloween Art-A-Thon at IllustratedATCs. This weekend, it’s time to trade lots of Halloween ATCs with my fellow artists. Above are a few from last year’s art-a-thon, all in acrylic. This year (below), I started off in markers and ink but I’m switching over to acrylic for today. No work at all today, I’m just painting pumpkins and witches.

Here’s one of the sketches from my life drawing session yesterday. It’s not too bad. I think this was a 15 minute pose. I didn’t have the best figure drawings yesterday. Sometimes you hit a few winners and sometimes you suck. I did draw a REALLY bad set of feet with extreme foreshortening. It was tough and they still looked ridiculous. Feet are on the practice list.


  1. pauline

    What great illustrations! Those 2 little girls in The Shining still freak me out. Even as cartoons. 😉 Gorgeous work. i checked out your website – your design work is awesome. I may just have to get myself one of your peace monster tshirts one of these days… xox

  2. Giggles

    Now this is talent!! Beautiful work….love your Halloween atcs…amazing work! Halloween is always my favorite time of year and so is fall!! Good job! So much fun here!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. Sunshineshelle

    Openly giving you kudos for the most thrilling visit, your art, oh my, awesome x 10, just brilliant and salivated over some past posts too! Feet and hands always take too much time in a life drawing class, totally sure you would succeed with that too 🙂 those twins via 'the Shining' all good, but those, creepy (in the best way)!!!

  4. Astera

    The blue monster is so delightful. It's always interesting to look at life drawings exercises: it's really great what you can accomplish in 15 minutes of work!

  5. Jez

    All your ATCs are so inventive and such fun. I like the sad blue furry creature hugging his pumpkin. Your figure drawing is beautiful. Her flesh looks so rounded and warm, with just those few white touches of highlighting. I miss the life drawing classes I used to be able to go to, so it is great to be able to see such expert drawing here.

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