Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Illustration Friday: Spooky

Aha! I got this one "done" (or sortof done anyway) this week too. I should have just waited to post this week's Illustration Friday picture.

This was from a sketch I did maybe six or seven years ago. I always meant to do something with it, but never have before.

I'm not exactly satisfied with this, and may try to again with a traditional medium.


  1. I like it a lot! Kind of a cozy, innocent take on "Spooky".

  2. This is just splendid, and classic too. The bare foot lets you know how warm it is in the room.

  3. Hi Theresa,

    I love the subtle spookiness of this... the atmosphere you created with your texture is wonderful!


    p.s. I was looking for an email address but couldn't find one. Paul Klee's transfer method is basically drawing your sketch on tracing paper then flipping it over to apply a thin layer of black oil paint with a brayer (I used acrylic - it works too)... place the painted side down, while still wet, on a piece of paper (or whatever surface you want to transfer it to)... Then draw over your lines.

    Hope that helps :)

  4. You have really captured the atmosphere and mood perfectly in this. I also like your transportation illustration very much. Thank you for your kind, kind words in my direction :)

  5. I like what Steve said-- cozy and spooky at the same time-- like he is reading spooky tales in a snug atmosphere. I love your music drawings!! There is so much energy in them!

  6. Lovely - I think you're too hard on yourself! It has a really nice feel to it and looks like something from a childrens' story book!