First up in my little Halloween series is some painting. I was going to do something original, but I got caught up in mimicking things found on Pinterest. I spend too much time on Pinterest.
The image I most wanted to replicate was this one…
I’ve done some layered pieces before and I figured it would be relatively simple and look really effective.
My first attempt failed. I messed up the original grey wash – but I had a bit of a practice with the other shapes anyway.
I have a habit of making wash pages when I have leftover paint mixed and I have a collection of pages built up. I used one of those to make this spider piece.
I had a go at freehanding this image…
…because I want to be able to paint without drawing first. And because it’s adorable. I found it on Pinterest but credit to Timothy Zulewski who seems to be the original artist. Here’s my simplified version.
And finally, here’s my finished version of the original inspiration. I’m quite pleased with it – especially since it’s all done freehand.
Note: when I took these photos I totally failed at making them look anything like the artworks. So I had a go at digitally enhancing them. Something that is very new and strange to me. All I did was auto-correct the white balance and auto colour enhance. Here are the originals next to the ones I’ve posted. I hope they don’t look too unnatural?