Monday, October 13, 2008

Which witch?

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday, not because of costumes or candy, but because of the excuse to draw pictures of witches, pumpkins, and other spooky things. I have fond memories of drawing halloween pictures with my brothers and sisters and taping them up all over the house. Because I had eight siblings the crayon drawings basically became our new wallpaper.
This year I felt the urge to draw a witch for old times' sake. As I worked my six-year-old son came over and watched, then went off and drew his own witch. His turned out better than mine, so I painted that one instead. I didn't get to polish it like I wanted, but I'll post it anyway. I want to encourage my kids so someday they'll wallpaper my own house with Halloween drawings.
A few things to notice in his drawing:
- She's either got one messed up broom, or she's showing off by riding backwards standing tiptoe.
- Loopy side shoelaces
- That face!
- Should she be lifting the lantern with telekinesis instead? Ring lanterns could tax the old phalanges over time.
- Ball hands!!!! My new goal is to design every character with ball hands and askew fingers.
- The blue light on the top of her hat (he insisted). I guess so other witches don't crash into her? What's the lantern for then?


14 comments:

  1. Hey Sam!
    Your work is incredible, thanks for all! I have learned a loooot from you!

    Best,
    JR

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  2. Priceless! That is really fantastic. There's just something about kid's drawings that hold an energy and excitement that all of us lose somewhere along the way. I guess it's a good lesson to go back and try to tap into that free spirit! Thanks for posting, and thank your son for the really cool drawing!

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  3. HA HA HA HA!!!! Oh! Man! the blue light on top of the hat!!!!Classic!!!
    That is soooo good!!

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  4. These are awesome Sam.

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  5. Talent runs in the family--great witch drawings!!!

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  6. that's hilarious and awesome!

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  7. These are great Sam.

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  8. Frigging awesome.
    Wow...


    JV

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  9. These are really fun. Kids drawings are so abstract I love it! :)

    This reminds me of this: http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=32304

    Very creative! :)

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  10. Once again, kudos to you and your offspring, Sam. That witch has been through one-too-many spell gone wrong.

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  11. This is terrific, you're a hero to your son! Great witch drawing . . .Oh, and yours is cool too.

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  12. what a great idea--and team!

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  13. Ha! Awesome stuff. I'm totally gonna borrow that idea for my kids' drawings!

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  14. Haha, love your work Sam, and your sons as well!

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