Just wanted to post a little illustration to celebrate the reason for the season. This is a piece done for the good folks at Cooking With Kyler. CwK is a YouTube channel starring Will (dad) and Kyler (daughter) that regularly posts fun cooking videos that anyone with a whisk and the will can take part in. They're goal: getting in the kitchen with the wee ones and making some tasty food.
If you'd like to check out their latest Halloween-themed video on butternut squash soup click HERE. Btw, below is a cartoon I did for that video. Did you know in New Zealand they call butternut squash 'pumpkin squash'? Craziness.
Happy Halloween everyone!
Hello, hello, hello fine people,
Halloween is before us which seems an appropriate time to reawaken the blog from its long relaxing slumber. Doing so with something frightening seems equally as appropriate. Gets the blood flowing.
This is a piece for the short story titled “In the Light of the Skeletal Moons” (great title, am I right?) and is written by one Mr. Samuel Marzioli (visit his blog HERE). You can find both story and illustration within the sci-fi, horror pages of Space & Time magazine issue #123.
This piece was particularly fun in regards to content (aside from that creepy, protruding eyeball). My illustrative work has a reputation for the representational. However, this time around I wanted to try dipping my toes into symbolism with respect to the depiction of the cascading light and "skeletal" moons - a more graphic, simplistic approach with less realism.
Special Insider Note: this is actually Skeletal Moons v2.0. I had some areas I wanted to work on further so I went back after publication and created what you see here. You'll have to pick up S&T 123 to get a glimpse of version 1.0 .
Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you later,
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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