When I was little I loved Hazel the witch on Bugs Bunny. Every time she flew off, she’d leave behind her bobby pins floating in the air.
Every October since starting my creative resolution, I’ve been inspired by Halloween – drawing haunted houses among other things. This year I seem to to be drawn to witches.
Using a model from a catalog as reference, I drew this witch strolling down her path.
Then I created the inside of a witch’s house (the first illustration in this post). That illustration had a mind of its own. On the following day, instead of creating a new illustration for InkTober, I added a new floor to the witch’s house. And I may not be done. Don’t you think it needs some rats scurrying around in the attic? 😂
Can’t find all 13? Let me know. 🙂
Try to find the hidden pictures: scarecrow, witch’s hat, broomstick, bat, owl, eyeball, spider, hands, tail, and a face (profile).
Last year I doodled a few Halloween scenes in my sketchbook. In one of them, I hid a few things. This year I’ve been inspired to do more of these. The illustration above is only 8″ x 8.” So hiding things was a bit of a challenge. It’s hard to draw details that small!
I think a better way to do this, is to create an illustration. Then, create the items to be hidden, separately, and a bit larger. And put it all together in Photoshop. I’m working on a second haunted house illustration now, so I’ll give it a try.
Last year’s Halloween sketches:
It’s interesting to look back on last year’s illustrations. I’m noticing that the thicker marker conveys a more playful feel.
Did you have trouble finding any of the items? 🙂
Lately I’ve been sketching these haunted houses. I hide little things in them, a skull, eyeballs, etc., for my son to find. I love adding the watercolor. The purple instantly transforms the scene to nighttime.