Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hell is for Children

This is it, kids. The moment you've all been waiting for.

October 31st.


And most importantly - Countdown to Girl-oween Day 31!

First off I want to thank everyone who visited my art blog during this monstrously monumental of holiday seasons. I want to especially thank everyone who took the time to post a comment. I tried to avoid responding too much myself during 'Girl-oween,' letting my art do all the talking. But know that all your comments are greatly appreciated and helped keep me going through the month. It wasn't always easy, but amazingly I did not miss a single day of posting!

That's 31 spooky, scary, demonic, freaky, monstrous girls, with a couple sweet cuties thrown in for good measure. Kind of like my love life.

And I saved the best for last. Hopefully also like my love life haha.

Here she is folks - the first lady of all horror herself, Regan MacNeil from the novel and film The Exorcist.

This movie and book both freaked me out plenty. I admit, even drawing this damn thing got me feeling a little uneasy.

This image is from a scene that was originally cut from the theatrical release, wherein Regan crawls backwards and upside-down down the stairs and into the living room where her mom is having a cocktail party. The scene does appear in the original novel, and has been added to the 'extras' on recent DVD releases I do believe.

Creepy stuff, and well deserving of the honorary position of Halloween Day's Girl-oween Post, if I do say so myself.

Thanks again to everyone who helped make Halloween 2010 such a fun event, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

Be sure to check out all the other Countdown to Halloween blogging participants when you get the chance. There are a lot of them!

Stay scary.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Love is Bigger Than a Cadillac

The second to last Girl-oween post for Halloween Countdown 2010 is none other than the demonically possessed '58 Plymouth Fury herself, the infamous Christine.

Christine has the unique distinction of not only being Girl-oween Day 30, but she also fits into my 'Super-Cars' series as Super-Car #12.

In addition, Christine made an appearance here on 'Art by Bubba Shelby' during
Halloween Countdown 2008!

She's one popular girl.

But not quite popular enough to be my Halloween Day post.

So who is Girl-oween Day 31?

Stay tuned...

Friday, October 29, 2010

I Fall to Pieces

Lizzie Borden took an axe
and gave her mother 40 whacks.
When she saw what she had done
she gave her father 41.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I ain't afraid of no ghost!

I've been bouncing different ghost themed ideas around for a Girl-oween post, but have yet to come up with anything I really like. (Now that I've said that I'll probably have fifty good ghost themed ideas today alone.)

I was looking at some old art files and came across this piece I did years ago. I've always loved it and it seemed appropriate (a ghost and a girl, if that isn't Girl-oween I don't know what is,) so let's just consider today's post a sort of video game cheat, shall we.

Up up, down down, left right, left right, B A start.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right

I took my daughter to the Boardwalk today. Have you ever noticed that the people hired to paint clowns on carnival rides paint the most frightening things imaginable? Do they do this on purpose?

So to purge my mind and hopefully deter any nightmares of freakish carnival clowns, I drew this cute clownette for Girl-oween Day 23.

Funny girls like Halloween too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rain on the Scarecrow, Blood on the Plow

Countdown to Girl-oween Day 11 takes a decidedly rural bend with this spooky Scarecrow and companion.

Does the Scarecrow control the Raven, or does the Raven control the Scarecrow?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me

When I was a kid I heard about a movie called 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' and thought it was an awesome fifties-era noirish thriller about some sleek sexy seductress killing off wealthy old men while they slept. I imagined it'd be one of those kitschy over-dramatic black and white flicks you caught on Saturday afternoons on your local UHF station, playing right after the weekly Vincent Price and Godzilla movies.

Then someone told me what the movie was really about. Turns out it has absolutely nothing to do with a sleek sexy seductress killing wealthy old men while they slept. Nothing at all.

I still feel robbed to this day.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween (and Girl-oween wouldn't be Girl-oween) without an appearance from the first lady of fright herself!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ooooh ooooh, Witchy Woman

My mom has always loved Halloween and is the reason I love the holiday so much today. One year when I was maybe four or five Mom dressed as a witch and looked so real that I wouldn't trick or treat with her and my sister that night.

She wasn't particularly 'scary' looking, I think I could have handled the more outlandish 'Witch' type costume with a big fake nose and a wart and blacked out teeth. What concerned me was the realism of her get-up. Subtle make-up and coloring to make her skin look otherworldy and a simple robe, hat and broom. The transformation of my Mom into a witch was wholly convincing to my young mind and scared the hell out of me.

Anyways, that story has nothing to do with today's illustration. Unless there's something Freudian going on here. Now that's scary!


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