Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Testing...

Just testing out some stuff here...hopefully you read my new post at my new site, October Moon Studio.  If you haven't, check it out here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Last Night

Sigh.

The trick-or-treaters have gone home to feast.

The witches and ghouls have taken their magic and their terror and gone back into the twilight world (you know, that place you sometimes glimpse from the corner of your eye) until next Halloween, when they'll be free once again to walk around our world...

Though Halloween's ending always makes me sad, I remain eager for next year's celebrations.

My final Offering of 2012 is my favorite movie monster, who also always leaves me a bit sad:


Though I didn't get nearly as much done or posted as I wanted to this year, I feel good about the pieces I did get finished.

I hope you'll keep checking in with me, to see what I may have in store for you.
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Thanks for reading my ranting,
Brad

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's The Wolf, Man...

You may notice that I didn't get back here for the weekend; the boys and I were pretty busy running around doing Halloween stuff. 

Haunted Woods, Scout bonfire and Trunk-n-Treat, a costume party at church...whew.  It was a very fun weekend, but didn't leave much time for anything else.

For today's offering, I give you a wolfman that I've been working on a bit at a time:


I hope you like him; I think he's turning out pretty nice...
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Thanks for reading my ranting,

Brad

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Better (Hopefully) Late Than Never...

Wow.

Life gets in the way of living, doesn't it?

I blink (while dealing with illnesses, Hunter's injury at his first middle-school dance, and just plain dealing with life), and find it's been almost three weeks since my last post...

I have been keeping busy, though, so let me go ahead and give you this:


You may notice the similarity to one of the posters for the 1988 film Fright Night, Part II; I won't deny that this image has stuck with me since I first saw it lo those many years ago, and was definitely on my mind when I drew this.

I hope you enjoy this one, and I'll see you tomorrow with something new...
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Thanks for reading my ranting,

Brad


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Offering, Number Three

Greetings!

I've been kinda busy the past few days; taking care of Hunter while he was sick and trying to get caught up with all of the stuff that needs doing has leeched my creative time away recently.

Things are starting to get back to normal, so I'll have time to finish some more stuff for you, but in the meantime, to keep things Halloween-y, here are the pumpkins that the boys and I got for this year.

 
An uncarved pumpkin is nothing but potential; you don't know what's lurking inside, waiting to be released by a sharp blade...

Hopefully, we'll have something pretty cool after these are carved up, and I'll be sure to share them with you, as well as The Pumpkin King, who shows up in unusual places around my house every season...

 
I'll have something new for you soon!
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Thanks for reading my ranting,

  Brad

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Offering, Number Two

My son Hunter is home sick from school today, and while I'm waiting for the doctor's appointment, it seems to be the perfect time to present the second in this year's Halloween Offerings.

This one is the perfect example of the kind of art I like best, the kind that happens when you start to draw without any idea of what you want to produce.

I don't normally work in ball-point pen (can't erase when you goof up), but that's what I had in my hand when I started to sketch, and this time it seems to have worked:
 
I'm very happy with how this turned out, and I hope you will be as well.

I also hope you'll keep checking in with me; more fun is on the way! ************************************************************************
Thanks for reading my ranting,

  Brad

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Here!

Woo-hoo!

It's finally October!

This is the month I wait for all year long; I love autumn, and I absolutely love Halloween.

To kick off my Halloween Offerings, Season Two, I'd like to present the currently-untitled following:


Just a bit closer...

 
 
 
 

I'm fascinated by trees and the many strange and often frightening things you can see in them. This one is another example of me having a certain idea, but my pencil taking over and producing something somewhat...different.

But kinda cool anyway.

I hope you enjoy it, and keep checking back in for more Halloween Offerings! ******************************************************************************* Thanks for reading my ranting, Brad