Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: Holly Jolly!

©Holly DeWolf- Merry Sketchmas: Holly Jolly

When I was kid I heard many call me Holly Jolly- that and folks asking if I was a Christmas baby. Well, I was born in May and I was almost called 'Honey.' I believe my Mum made the better choice on that decision! As far as feeling Holly Jolly, I am feeling quite festive this Christmas more than I have in a long time. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: Smiling's My Favorite!

©Holly DeWolf-Sketchmas: Smiling's my favorite! 

The movie Elf spotlights many of my favoite things like smiling and sugar. I beleive in the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. On that note, I am going to start my Christmas baking this weekend. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: Rosie the other reindeer!

©Holly DeWolf-Sketchmas: Rosie the other reindeer! 

My girls asked me to illustrate a dog with antlers. Yes, we watched The Grinch and we all agree the dog is the star of the show and saves the day! Go dogs! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: all I want for Christmas!

©Holly DeWolf- Sketchmas: All I want for Christmas! 

All I want for Christmas is this cute hippopotamus! I remember as a kid my Mum playing this record. Yes I said record, it was the '70's. Anyway, it's still a fave and I still secretly (now everyone knows) still want one! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: new banner drawings!

©Holly DeWolf-Sketchmas-new banner drawings

I decided to update my Facebook, twitter and other social media with new cover illustrations. With this, the mitten will be the profile pic and the creative snow will be on the cover image. Time to paint! 

Merry Sketchmas: I've got my love to keep me warm!

©Holly DeWolf-Sketchmas: I've got my love to keep me warm! 

Lately I've become addicted to ginger spice lattes so I decided to sketch that loving kiss/hug from a mug. I think I may make this my Christmas card!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: Snowbird!

©Holly DeWolf-Sketchmas: Snowbird! 

It's December 5th and I'm already feeling the Christmas rush. This weekend I'm going to take time to bake, wrap and relax...and get ready for the next big snow day due on Monday or Tuesday. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Sketchmas: Magic Hat!

©Holly DeWolf-Merry Sketchmas: Magic Hat

Happy December 1st and new drawing series- Merry Sketchmas. I'm going to draw my favourite things for the holidays starting with a snowman. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The last of Wild Movember Collage #2

The last of the Wild Movember sketches plus I added my fave- the bat! 

Last one! Wild Movember: Penguin Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf-Wild Movember: Penguin Mustachio

Well it's the last sketch for my Wild Movember series. Today's idea came from the Charlie Brown remix video below. I didn't draw as much as I wanted to this month but that's ok-I'm ready for December and another new sketch challenge! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wild Movemeber: Bunny Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Bunny Mustachio! 

Today I decided to sketch a dapper bunny. Speaking of sketching, I haven't got much to go on this series. November moved too fast! Next month's sketch series will be on a festive theme and I'm looking forward to it. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wild Movember: Foxy Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Foxy Mustachio! 

It's been storming here since last night and it does not seem to be letting up. Good news, the power stayed on. On days like this, it's good to relax, sketch and wear pj's because after all, I am an illustrator and I like staying warm while I work at home. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wild Movember: Abominable Mustachio!

In honor of the big bad storm we are about to get, I decided a abominable snowman was in order. They are calling for snow and freezing rain so that means tomorrow a pj day! With any luck, the power will stay on this time.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wild Movember: Deer Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Deer Mustachio! 

Today marks one month til Christmas. Sadly, it's damp cloudy day and it's +10 degrees. I was hoping for snow and it turns out wished too hard because we a scheduled to get a storm stating tomorrow. My shopping is 80% done and I have started decorating. I'm ready for December. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Wild Movember so far!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember! 

The month is not over yet. My hopes are to do at least 11 more! Happy drawing! 

Wild Movember: Bat mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf-Wild Movember: Bat Mustachio! 

I had a busy stretch that kept me from moustaches and other sketches. Winter's coming and Christmas too, so it's going to get busier. Right now it's snowing, I'm feeling cozy, festive and I'm in the sketching mood. Time for tea and more drawing! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Wild Movember: Walrus Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Walrus Mustachio! 

When he's not busy being The Walrus, he shops for a new scarf, has some fish and a cup of tea! 

It's snowing today so that means it's beginning... the long winter is coming! Time to get crackin' on Christmasy type things :) 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wild Movember: Little Bird Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf-Wild Movember: Little Bird Mustachio! 

It's a big snow day here in New Brunswick so I thought of drawing a little bird just chillin' in his scarf and big boots! The girls have today off from school so they've been watching Christmas movies. I'm sure that helped inspire the frosty mood too.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wild Movember: Snake Stash!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Snake Stash! 

I often think snakes would look dapper with mustaches and hats. Have a great drawing day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wild Movember: Sloth Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Sloth Mustachio! 
A sloth with a mustache was on the list because slothy is how I feel today. More coffee maybe needed! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wild Movember: Hedgehog Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: hedgehog mustachio! 

I decided to illustrated this prickly but cute fellow with a mo after taking the weekend off. I usually work on the weekends but I needed the break. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Wild Movember: Beaver Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Beaver Mustachio! 
Here's another mustache pal my girls asked me to illustrate for Movember- the Canadian Beaver! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wild Movember: Spider-stash!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember: Spider-stash! 

The next creature on the Wild Movember list is this dapper spider fella. My daughter says he needs a British accent and a spot of tea!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wild Movember: Fish-tashio!

©Holly DeWolf: Wild Movember- Fish-tashio

My girls requested that I illustrate a goldfish with a mustache. In fact, they wrote up a whole list of animals they want to see me draw. I've got my work cut out for me. This is going to be fun! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wild Movember: Platypus Mustachio!

©Holly DeWolf-Wold Movember-Platypus Mustachio

I love these odd little creatures with their fusion of beaver tails and duck beaks. They are often described as nature's most unlikely animals. By adding a mustache probably wouldn't surprise us much...well, maybe if it was purple with pink polka dots I suppose! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wild Movember: Mustachio Cat!

©Holly DeWolf- Wild Movember! 

I started a new sketching theme: Wild Movember! I plan on sketching an animal a day with a mustache for Movember!...say that 10 times. :) 

Friday, October 31, 2014

My Inktober is now complete!

© Holly DeWolf- My Inktober is now complete! 

I really enjoyed participating in Inktober. I always have the intention of joining these drawing/sketching themes, but never really had the time to do it. Having Halloween as the theme made it even more enjoyable. I plan on continuing with the daily sketches-this is one habit I truly want to keep up. Happy Halloween!

Yes Virginia, there is a Great Pumpkin!

© Holly DeWolf- Yes Virginia, there is a Great Pumpkin! 

When I was little, I lived for anything Charlie Brown. I still love the Great Pumpkin and so many other Halloween classics. It was hard to narrow down all these drawings for Inktober. I could have just kept going and going... so I plan to but with new themes. What Inktober did for me was to create a new habit-a continual drawing habit with a theme. I'm now setting aside more and more time to sketch and that is great thing! 

Happy Halloween everyone! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Something spooky this way comes!

© Holly DeWolf- Something spooky this way comes! 
It's Halloween Eve which means Inktober comes to an end tomorrow. I couldn't forget to sketch something from The Addams Family and it's two quirky characters. I'm looking forward to tomorrows drawing-I'm saving the best idea for last! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mad zombie party!

© Holly DeWolf- Mad zombie party! 

Wouldn't it scary if zombies could be woken from the dead with music? Well, I guess if your going to come back to life (however it happens... meteors, voodoo or a virus) you might as well celebrate it with a big party!  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As mad as a hatter!

© Holly DeWolf- Mad as a hatter! 
"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter."

I love the mad hatter character especially the Johnny Depp version. He was crazy in the remake of Alice in Wonderland but the good kind of crazy! 

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? 
Alice: I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. 
But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jeepers creepers the hills have eyes!

© Holly DeWolf- The hills have eyes! 

Well it's finally Halloween week! Today I combined two scary films for this illustration. I'm not big fan of gory movies-I try and stick to the classics mostly because I like to sleep at night!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Igor at your service!

©Holly DeWolf- Igor! 

Halloween is never complete unless I watch Young Frankenstein a few times. It's hard to pin it down to a few favourite scenes since the whole movie is hilarious from start to finish. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Blob!

© Holly DeWolf- The Blob! 
When the Bob the Blob sits around the househe sits AROUND the house! 

I love the original 1958 version of The Blob with Steve McQueen. I also love the movie taglines too: "Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor. Indescribable... Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It! Indescribable... indestructible... insatiable. The indestructible creature! Bloated with the blood of its victims! It crawls.... It creeps.... It eats you alive!"

The Prim Reaper!

© Holly DeWolf- The Prim Reaper! 

I was asked to illustrate the Grim Reaper so I dolled him up a little. He's a classy and ghastly fella. When he's on the job, he likes to go out in dreadful style! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The creature from The Brew Lagoon!

©Holly DeWolf- The creature from The Brew Lagoon

I decided to illustrate another cinema classic but with a caffeinated twist. I always manage to mix up the blue lagoon (which was some cheesy 80's movie) and the black lagoon. I decided to just go with that and add some coffee humour to the mix. But of course, creatures need to fuel too up so they can catch all those unsuspecting swimmers!   

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mummy Malfuction!

© Holly DeWolf- Mummy Malfunction 
It's hard to keep things under wraps when your having a wardrobe malfunction. October's weather can really unravel our stylish plans so it's best to pack some safety pins, glue and possibly a stapler for extra protection.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cloudy with a chance of electrocution!

© Holly DeWolf- Bride Of Frankenstein 

I could not do a series of Inktober illustrations without sketching The Bride Of Frankenstein. When I think if her character, I always think of Madeline Khan and her role in Young Frankenstein. "Taffeta Darling! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

My #inktober so far!

©Holly DeWolf- Inktober Collage! 
I'm really happy I've been able to participate in this InkTober challenge and keep it going for 15 days. The majority of these illustrations are ideas I've wanted to create for years. October moves fast and I typically run out of time. I've had many mention they like the "theme" I've chosen but I think it turned that because I keep an illustration idea file... and they were scratching to come out as drawings! 

Witchy Women, see how how she flies!

© Holly DeWolf- Witchy Women! 
My Inktober series definitely needed a Witch to be added to the illustration party. She's a pretty free spirit so she wont be visiting long!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The trouble with Hairy!

© Holly DeWolf- The trouble with Hairy!

Hitchcock's film, The Trouble with Harry was the inspiration for today's InkTober challenge. Eventually I'll doll him up in Technicolor.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Do that voodoo that you do so well!

© Holly DeWolf- Do that voodoo that you do so well! 

I got a request to illustrate a voodoo doll for today's InkTober challenge. Of course I took inspiration from Cole Porter's song, You do something to me. This Voodoo doll is swanky, he uses a pin for a cane and he's ready for Halloween!  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Cabinet Of Dr. Cali-Spider!

© Holly DeWolf- The Cabinet of Dr Cali-Spider! 

One of my favourite B/W films is The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. It's a wonky German Expressionism 1920's film about a doctor and his somnambulist, Cesare. What I love about this film is the strange oblong buildings, tilting scenes, great film set plus it's just so very cool. Another tid-bit- there's a scene in Beetlejuice that pays homage to this film. AND for added dizzying measure, I threw in some Vertigo too to entice you into his web! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The little greenhouse of horrors!

© Holly DeWolf- Little greenhouse of horrors! 

I had a great Thanksgiving and a much needed break. For Today's Inktober sketch I used an idea from an illustration from last year's Halloween work. I paid homage to The Little Shop of Horrors and some chattering teeth for added effect! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's a pumpkin spice world!

© Holly DeWolf- Cheers to Halloween! 

Pumpkin spice has taken over. We are sprinkling that stuff on everything. It's in our cookies, coffee, candles... and even in pop-tarts! It was inevitable, the scarecrows are hopping on the spice wagon too. So cheers to Halloween with all it's zippy seasoned and festive gusto!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The 13 Ghosts!

© Holly DeWolf- The 13 Ghosts

Today my inspiration came from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo! My girls watch those all the time. I've wanted to illustrate this for quite awhile so Inktober is the time to get it done! I also paid homage to the great pumpkin-There is a teeny tiny Charlie Brown reference plus a Movember ghost too. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

And the cat jumped over the moon!

© Holly DeWolf- The cat jumped over the moon! 

Move over slasher flicks and candy corn! What better way to get ready for Halloween than a Blood Moon with the added bonus of an eclipse! I had to illustrate something to honour this festive lunar event! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Halloween Tree!

© Holly DeWolf- The Halloween Tree! 
Today I got a request to illustrate The Halloween Tree. This was so fun to work on because I truly love classic Halloween with bats, spiders and all the other things that go bump in the night!