It’s a totoro!

The last quarter of the year are the busiest months for me, I don’t know how everyone manages to chug along in nanowrimo and similar creative challenges in late Fall!
I recently found a list called “30 Day Drawing/Art Challenge!” Here I go! I hope I noticeably improve toward the end of the list.
Item #1: Yourself or your persona

The last quarter of the year are the busiest months for me, I don’t know how everyone manages to chug along in nanowrimo and similar creative challenges in late Fall!

I recently found a list called “30 Day Drawing/Art Challenge!” Here I go! I hope I noticeably improve toward the end of the list.

Item #1: Yourself or your persona

♫♩ If you’re pissy and you know it, make some art! ♫♩ *draw draw*

Who’s this guy? I dunno! Idle doodle face.

Who’s this guy? I dunno! Idle doodle face.

I have Nervous Brain over a job interview tomorrow. Couldn’t really focus on much, so I drew a copy of the closest thing to my desk. Initially as Princess Serenity, but I really can’t see her…uh, reading a book. Is that awful?

So, Bubblegum it is.

Up too late, but made a doodle!

Sloppiest, fastest drawing after a really busy day!

I remember the first time my mother and I worked really hard on a costume, only to have nearly no one know who I was supposed to be.

My grandpa had given me a rubber Marvin the Martian mask on my birthday. What better thing to be on Halloween than a trigger happy alien? I was 10 I and so proud we figured out how to make a big styrofoam ‘skirt’ that defied gravity. It involved a lot of wires, hot glue, and trial-and-error-engineering. I could not sit in the car, I think I probably rode around on the downed tailgate of the pickup truck.

At that time, we lived in a little town made up primarily of retirees. They were not versed in lesser-known Looney Toons characters. I didn’t let it get me down, though!

Around Halloween, my elementary school had a “dress as a character from a book you read this year” day. In 4th grade I forgot about it until that MORNING.

My totally awesome mother managed to think of a costume AND put it together in like…10 minutes. Using a headband, shoulder pads, safety pins and baby powder she made mouse ears and greyed my hair to light brown. A red scarf for a cape and some drawn on whiskers, voila! Mrs. Frisby from the Rats of Nimh. Genius.

Doodle!
My Dad is a Halloween nerd.
My parents have that one house in town that totally goes overboard on the decorations to the delight of kids and the annoyed gripes of parents. Every town has one. “This year…” he told me over the phone, “It’s gonna be all about the FOG MACHINES!”
While he likes to change it up with the house decor, he’s never really swayed from his staple costume: The Grim Reaper. He was always proud he painted his face himself. It WAS pretty impressive that he covered his huge mustache to make them look like teeth. He’d put on his makeup and then wear a black hooded robe to cover his hair and ears.
This transformation used to scare me! It was fun-scary, but still…creepy, dad!
I remember one year, after the previous Halloween being scared to tears by my dad suddenly jumping out in full makeup with no warning, my mother had me watch how he put on the face paint so it wouldn’t be so scary when he was done. That took the edge off a little!

My Dad is a Halloween nerd.

My parents have that one house in town that totally goes overboard on the decorations to the delight of kids and the annoyed gripes of parents. Every town has one. “This year…” he told me over the phone, “It’s gonna be all about the FOG MACHINES!”

While he likes to change it up with the house decor, he’s never really swayed from his staple costume: The Grim Reaper. He was always proud he painted his face himself. It WAS pretty impressive that he covered his huge mustache to make them look like teeth. He’d put on his makeup and then wear a black hooded robe to cover his hair and ears.

This transformation used to scare me! It was fun-scary, but still…creepy, dad!

I remember one year, after the previous Halloween being scared to tears by my dad suddenly jumping out in full makeup with no warning, my mother had me watch how he put on the face paint so it wouldn’t be so scary when he was done. That took the edge off a little!