Hallowe'en

I had to do some test paintings today before starting to do some portfolio-worthy pictures. I got some new paint and every time I get some new material, I start off basically using it the way I use the stuff I'm more accustomed to. I need to snap myself out of it by doing lots of pictures. Here are some half-successful examples.

There's a reason they're Halloween based too. I've always like Halloween but now I realise just how important  it is. Basically, it's always been a useful barrier for keeping that holiday whose name I don't mention until November from spreading into October. I don't hate that holiday, but it drives me mental when people start talking about it and advertisers start peddling their tacky shite when it is literally months away. I realised this year that there's a lot of advertisements for that event even before Halloween and it's really sad.

So anyway, here are some Halloween-based test paintings.
(There will be no paintings for that event)

If you'd like to help me buy more paint to keep making this kind of nonsense, these are all for sale over at 


10 comments:

  1. They're all so lovely hehe! I specially like the mummy :) Which materials are you using?

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  2. :) Thanks
    I'm using cel vinyl paint. It's the kind of paint they used to paint the backgrounds for the old Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. They used to use gouache too and it is a lot like gouache.

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  3. cel paint is lovely, and SO ARE THESE . :O

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  4. Oh nice! I'd like to try it someday too :)

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  5. Great, love the mummy!

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  6. Definitely the mummy is the best! :)

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  7. Great stuff duff!

    I think Halloween is much more inspirational for an illustrator : )

    Right I'm off to do a bit of C*******s shopping ... just kidding : D

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  8. Thanks everybody!

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  9. These would make excellent tshirts. You should consider submitting them to woot shirts or something?

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