Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boo to You

Day 21 of Halloween Countdown 2008 nearly didn't make it!

I've been feeling artistically uninspired the past few days, and have had some pretty heavy things to attend to. When October began I had a backlog of Halloween illustrations in case of such a situation arising...but I've now used them all up!

So I had to come up with something new today. I nearly forgot and went to bed instead, and even when I remembered I had that moment of "blah."

But I then remembered, it isn't just about me. I've got those twelve followers over there on the right to consider as well! ;)

So at first, still feeling "blah" about the whole thing I figured I'd just draw a couple eye holes on a white piece of paper and call it a ghost.

Funny, but not very inspired.

I knew I needed to bring something better. I threw down some sketches...then literally threw them down, towards the trash can, before I fell back on my original ghost idea...with a twist.


Just an unassuming ghost you say? No big deal you say? All that blabbering about your life and this is all you can do for us you say?

Maybe...but wait...there's more!

Hold this card up to the light, and voila...




I drew a skeleton on the back so it'd shine through! Neat!

So even when I'm uninspired I'm still pretty clever.

You're welcome.

Now off to bed.

9 comments:

Dave Lowe said...

Why do clever ideas always hit when least in the mood to create them?

Dave Lowe said...

...and never hit when you really need a good one.

Jay Amabile said...

very coooool. I think the whole posting every day idea is wacky. Unless we are getting paid mucho dinero I can't see why we need to post each day. In a "countdown" type situation I do understand it but life gets in the way sometimes. Shit...if I was getting a paycheck I'd post multiple times a day. lol.

Reis O'Brien said...

Brilliant!

Jeff said...

Even when you're down, you're not out! Nice job!

Bubbashelby said...

@ Dave - truer words were never spoken lol!

@ Jay - I would be all over the net blabbing like a nutcase if someone paid me! Wait...okay, so the only difference would be the pay. I agree that a post a day is tough but I made it into a personal commitment and since it involves my craft, I can use all the motivation I can get!

@ Reis & Jeff - Thanks guys!

Todd Franklin said...

This is great! Reminds me of those old late 1800's early 1900's hold-to-light trade cards. Very cool!

John Rozum said...

I think this is my favorite one.

There's no obligation to post every single day. Just remember though. If you take a day off, we'll expect TWO drawings the next day. ;)

Bubbashelby said...

lol thanks John.

Like I said, it's become a personal commitment.

BTW, I think I should get a free day for Dr. Jekyl ;)

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