Day 8 is a zombigator! You’re welcome, Syfy channel.
Today’s drawing is a haunted house… truly the scariest thing about it is me attempting to freehand a building.
I’ll leave it entirely up to your imagination whether the pumpkin is sentient or whether its expression is purely coincidental.
If you know me, you know I was just waiting for the werewolf day to turn up! Since this is meant to be a horror themed challenge, I went with the transformation itself, the anguish of bone and sinew rearranging themselves, the fear of a change completely outside of the person’s control…
The Drawlloween 2015 art challenge has been going around the Internet, and I decided to participate! So, for each day during the month of October, I’ll be doing a new drawing based on the day’s theme. Here are the first four of them; I’ll be posting the remainder daily.
I designed this new phoenix originally for doing a silk painting project. While that didn’t completely work out, I loved how the design turned out and decided to use it for other things. The round shape naturally made it an excellent candidate for adding to my collection of buttons!
I call this illustration “Centaur Shamaness”, showing a palomino centaur lady in the forest with her black raven familiar perched on her arm. The horse portion of her body is a lovely tan color, and her hair, mane, and tail are nearly pure white. She’s seated on the grassy floor of a beautiful forest, with green leaves and dangling vines all around.
It’s almost a joke at this point that whenever I try to draw a mermaid, she ends up being non-traditional in some way! From mers with dolphin tails or fish-like faces, to “gorilla whales”, or even the extreme example where a drawing I first envisioned to be a mermaid ended up being a rattlesnake naga living in the middle of a desert, they have never quite been the beautiful fishtailed beings most people associate with the word.
So, I figured it was about time to add an honest-to-goodness fish-tailed mermaid lady to my collection. I colored her in a striking blue and gold motif, in vivid colors as befits a fancy ocean mermaid. Her hair is also a lovely deep blue shade. Here, she’s swimming with a friend, a rusty red colored octopus. I’m a huge fan of cephalopods, and it’s kind of sad I didn’t have one included in any of my artwork up to now! Ah well, problem solved. 🙂
Shelly is a sweet little squirrel gargoyle with an interesting story!