Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I have a sketchbook that I've been working on forever. It will be forever again before I eventually manage to fill it, so I went ahead and scanned some pages that I have:

The above is very accurate.

...No comment.

Drawn upon a request from my younger cousin. Emo hair, emo bear... get it?

Aslan's the only one who came back.

Also drawn for my cousin. She asked if my little black sketchbook was a Death Note. I told her it was a Death Nose, which is much better. Somehow.

School Work

Here's a few things I did for my classes this year:

One of our Illustration projects was to draw someone famous. I drew Danny Elfman. For some reason it feels weird to me when you draw someone who is still alive.

The above is an acrylic painting for a different class. It doesn't really make any sense, I know. It was based off of a dream I had, and my dreams are always weird.
This last painting... well. It's a lion. Hopefully you could tell that.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Majora's Mask Pumpkin

Now it's time for the second pumpkin I carved this year...

I attempted to carve a pumpkin based on the moon from the old n64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. That game has always reminded me of Halloween, and the moon from it is quite possibly the most terrifying thing to ever be in an E rated game. Seemed appropriate as a pumpkin design.

I've always gone at pumpkins the traditional way; carving out spots for light to shine through, etc. After seeing some of the amazing things people have done with pumpkins, I wanted to try my hand at actual "carving." So, here's my first shot at it, done with a clay carving tool I found in my supplies. I'm already excited to try it again next year.

Here he is lit up. I didn't have any candles, so I improvised with a red glowstick and a mini-flashlight. Sorry for the photo quality, my camera isn't exactly top of the line.

Playing around with the angle:

The lighting:

Then both:

Finally, since my blacklight was right there, I tried seeing what it would look like with a UV light source:

Well, that's it for Halloween 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oogie Boogie Pumpkin

It just isn't Halloween to me if I don't get to carve a pumpkin. I carved two this year, but to stop this entry from getting all cluttered I'll put them into separate posts.

Halloween night my friend Connie and I watched horror movies, ordered a pizza, and broke out the carving knives.

On my pumpkin I carved the Oogie Boogie man from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Really, what says "Halloween" better than Oogie Boogie?

Here he is with the lights on:Aaaand with the lights off!

I later decided to see what Boogie would look like when lit by a green glowstick instead:

Then (in true Boogie fashion) I thought, "Why not light him up via Blacklight?"

Now, since I had already filled him up with glowsticks and bathed him in UV light, why not go the whole 9 yards and make him glow in the dark?

There you have it. More evidence that I can never leave well enough alone, and that my immediate access to glow-in-the-dark paints can only lead to trouble for everyone.

Happy Halloween!