|The air grows colder, the leaves turn red, fall carves the way to the night of the dead |
My absolute favorite holiday out of the entire year, is Halloween. I love everything about it. I love dressing up, free candy, scaring the stuffing out of everyone , and even the history of the day itself. All Hallows Eve was once considered to be one of the nights where the spirit world - or the fantastical one - drifted closer to ours, and therefore, its inhabitants could cross over to ours. It's the one night a year where EVERYONE believes in magic and witches and ghosts and everything that I've always believed in year round. It's the one night where people don't just believe it, but accept it. And that's part of what makes it so special to me. I may not be able to get free candy anymore (being 21 and all kinda makes people not wanna give you candy ) but I can still scare people, and I can still dress up. Even better I can watch the world feel the way I feel for one night at least.
But anyway, is having a Halloween contest where you either draw one Tim Burton character dressed up for Halloween as some other character, or getting into the Halloween spirit. Well after brainstorming multiple ideas, which also involved Lock, Shock, and Barrel preparing to scare the living daylights out of the Mayor, I settled on Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King carving the Jack-o-lantern for his Pumpkin King outfit for the Halloween parade in Halloween Town. This makes my VERY happy as it's the first time I've ever drawn Jack (for some reason) and he turned out perfect Even better, I feel triumph for the pinstripes on his suit, which I added using white nail polish (also used for the pumpkin seeds).
There's only 6 entries total as of now, but the contest goes until Halloween so check it out if you want, here's the link fav.me/d97ibjz, and I welcome critiques on this one my fellow Hallows Evers
EDIT 12/08: I won!!!