Monday, April 27, 2015

Six More Months till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween


Only six more months till Halloween! Unbelievable. Speaking of unbelievable, I actually finished a new piece of art. I've been drawing & crafting lately, but I just can't bring myself to sit in front of a computer for hours on end.
So here it is! My newest piece, the Silver Shamrock trick-or-treaters. This was an idea that I started working on in September of 2013. I wanted to do a sort of retro faux ad for Silver Shamrock. This was my first rough draft:


It's not very good. But, i wanted to get the idea down. Then I did a second rough sketch:
 

And a third:


Because I was moving to a new house in October of 2013, I didn't take part in the Halloween Countdown that year. But I decided that I would save it and use it as part of 2014's countdown. Well, that didn't happen. I did start an Illustrator piece, but I wasn't loving it. I had a bunch of other pieces to work on, so I just dropped it.

Last month I started thinking about it again and I decided to redraw it.


Look at all my hand gesture drawings at the bottom :P
I felt like this one was better, but I thought I might have one more go at it, which resulted in this:


I thought it would be interesting to include all these drafts. It's eye-opening for me to look at, just because I can see my style shaping and improving.

6 comments:

  1. I would normally say yay to Halloween being 6 months away but it has been a long winter and so far a cold spring :( But I do love your Trick or treaters

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, It's so funny, as much as I love and get excited about Halloween, I hate winter. And I know that when Halloween gets here, winter is right around the corner.

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  2. Totally interesting to see the evolution. Sometimes some pieces just take forever to get right, but it was totally worth the wait. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, I thought that the series of sketches leading up to the final would be a neat share. I TOTALLY did not expect to finish this one now, if anything I probably would have drawn it 3 or 4 more times before October. But it feels really good to get this one done. The time was just right I guess! :)

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