This is day four of my warmed-over Halloween/Thanksgiving sketches. It’s also Halloween and I hope you all have a Happy Halloween even if you aren’t out trick-or-treating and/or scaring other people or yourself. Here’s another couple sketches I did last year at this time. Hopefully by October 2021 things will be a bit better for all of us.
I got lucky with this sketch. Anyone who has tried knows that sketching moving people is hard. In this case there was a very long row of kiosks and this mother was enjoying (??) some time with her son. He wanted to touch everything, of course, and so it was fun to watch the interaction as they looked at pumpkins. I was lucky because I started grabbing the people shapes as they stood in front of one kiosk and they took up a position that was almost identical, in front of another kiosk and stood there for a while. I drew them and then the the first kiosk full of pumpkins. One thing about pumpkins, they don’t move.
This is my best Halloween sketch ever, though the credit must go to the people who mounted a huge spider on their house. I was riding the bus home from a doctor’s appointment when I first saw it. The next day I went back, sat across from the house on a very busy street and drew it. Isn’t it amazing?