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Monday, 24 October 2011


This week Haunted Design House are having a Movie Madness "Pumpkinhead" challenge. I haven't seen the movie, but have been inspired by the DT's work .
I was supposed to be using this to do a "Surreal" piece for The Butterfly Effect this week, but reached one of those points where I felt I would spoil the piece if I did anything else to it, so I am going to try something else later :D

When doing a "pose" secret snaps of family members make a great starting point ;D (rubish photo but great for positioning and light source)

Print off onto copy paper so you can trace the body lines, and alter to suit your needs

I traced mine onto thin tissue, drew over with indian ink (sprayed with fixative) then glued to canvas.

Start adding colour(acrylic paints)

Build darker areas to accentuate the light, using original photo as a guide

Try and keep a continuation of colour throughout the piece to balance your picture

A few simple lines act to "ground " your image(so it isn't floating in mid air)
You can't see from the photos, but the highlights are done with metallic paints, which give a lovely warmth to the piece, like he is sitting by a roaring fire :D
I enjoyed keeping the brushwork quite loose and sketchy, Hope you enjoy it too :D XXX


  1. Oh Gina, what a brilliant piece of artwork! Thanks so much for showing how you've done it. I, of course, could still never begin to do such amazing work. Thanks for sharing with the Minions this week at HDH. xxD

  2. good golly girl... this is absolutely awesome!!!!

    hugs :)

  3. Great step by step details and the end product is superb. Thanks for sharing your fabby creation with us this week xx

  4. Just stunning! LOVE the way you showed how you arrived at your starting point and all the steps in between! Fabulous artwork!
    Thanks for playing along with us for the HDH challenge this week!

  5. Amazing work Gina.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  6. Great art Gina and so well explained.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

  7. Wow Gina, this is stunning and very clever.
    Thank you so much for entering my Halloween challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  8. That's a fabulous idea and a wonderful piece of art.
    Thanks for sharing on Creavil :) and also thanks for the step-by-step photos.

  9. Really delicious creative process for excellent work. Thank you very much for presentarnoslo step by step.

  10. ooooo



    and YES i love that you showed process shots.



  11. Oh my gosh. This is brilliant! Glad I have found some time to catch up on your bloggy-goings ons... Awesome! x

  12. Wow - incredible! Thanks for showing it for creavil.
    Hugs mamapia

  13. Me again Gina and back to say thanks for taking the time to link this to my Halloween party, I am so pleased you did so I could come over and see your terrific piece again.
    luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox