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!  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day Of The dead Pumpkins

© Holly DeWolf 

Day Of The Dead is the theme my girls are going with this year for their Halloween costumes. So since that is the focus, I thought I'd try my hand at doodling some festive dead pumpkins to get the ideas rolling. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

I've released the Kraken!

On this fine Friday, I decided to play with this big squid plus I get to say "release the Kraken!" I can't wait to add color to these. My plans are to have them posted for my 13 days of Halloween which I started last year.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Windy the ghosty!

For Today's InkTober challenge, I created Windy the ghosty. I was inspired by the lines from the song This is Halloween: "I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?" I am the wind blowing through your hair."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October & InkTober too!

© Owl- in progress
So, the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us. I decided that I would draw an owl. Participating in InkTober will be a great chance to do all the Halloween illustration ideas that have been piling up over the years. If I have time I'll paint this sleepy fella -I'm considering a candy corn nose, possibly some stripy pants and some text. Can't wait to keep this going.