Friday, November 16, 2018

Newt Scamander.

Last, but certainly not least, is Newt Scamander! Really pleased with the way this whole series turned out. I heard the new Fantastic Beasts movie isn't very good, but I'm still excited because it's part of the magical wizarding world. Next up I'm doing a new set in December. I'll see you on the 1st while I prep and paint!

Gellert Grindelwald.

Johnny Depp plays the big villain, Grindelwald, that Dumbledore has an infamous duel with in the wizarding world. I think I did a great job with this. Also, I'm still unsure of this casting.

Leta Lestrange.

A new character from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is Leta Lestrange. Little is known about her, but I am looking forward to learning more once I see the movie!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


THIS IS MY 800TH POST!! I love a strong woman. It doesn't get any stronger than Professor McGonagall. She is a great headmistress and I would follow her into any battle. Maggie Smith is a gem. This one got away from me, but I like the colors.


While I do love Snape, Dumbledore is a close second. Wise, lots of good quotes, always two steps ahead; Dumbledore is great. I always identified more with Richard Harris, but Michael Gambon brought a level of certainty to the character that Harris lacked, though I did love how fragile Harris was. Anyway, his hat took me a long time.

Severus Snape.

I think Snape is my favorite character from the Harry Potter series. He is one of the most complex and layered characters in all of literature if you ask me. I love him so much. I also love to hate him (a little bit). Snape, like Rickman, was taken from us too soon. Did you know he died at the young age of 38 in the books? Such a tragedy.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Harry Potter.

You can't have the series without the main character himself! Did you know they had over 300 kids audition for the role of Harry Potter over a period of 7 months and they found Daniel Radcliffe because they sat in front of him at the movies and convinced his parents to have him audition for the role and the rest is history.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hermione Granger.

Next up is Hermione Granger. Hermione is the only character to get a special gold background because she is great and deserves it. The Sorting Hat had a hard time placing Hermione. She almost went into Ravenclaw.

Ron Weasley.

I'm back at it with a small series of 9 Harry Potter inspired portraits as a sort of kick off/countdown to Fantastic Beasts! Harry Potter is a series I hold very near and dear to my heart and so I wanted to do these portraits. Matt helped with the embossed glitter you see around Ron. Glitter itself is pretty magical and I couldn't think of a better series to make it a part of. First up: Ron Weasley!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Day 31: A Collection.

THE LAST DAY! I successfully completed all of the portraits I set out to do. It was a real challenge, but one I am happy I undertook. For my final three portraits, I present: David S. Pumpkins (as played by Tom Hanks), my dad, and Michael Myers. All three are intrinsically linked to this day; Halloween. My dad was always a big fan of my art and so, I wanted to make him proud by sticking to and following through with this challenge. I think I did. I was able to have lunch with my mom today and it was really nice. Though we have reached the end of the month, these portraits inspired me and I want to keep making art. Tune in a week from today to see the next set I do. I'm doing 9 portraits each month until I get burned out. TUNE IN!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Day 30: Frankenstein.

As soon as I came up with the idea to do these portraits, I wanted to do Frankenstein. I wanted to challenge myself to do the best I could and I was really happy with how this came out. I like how flat and graphic it is. I think it reads really well. Can't believe I finished these monsters up!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Day 29: Dracula.

Bela Lugosi! I'm enjoying the Universal Monsters. Matt suggested I do Dracula because of the nice lighting that hits his face. Why not? So, here's Dracula!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Day 28: The Creature.

I knew going into this that the Universal Monsters had to be a part of it, but I only had one in mind. Matt helped me come up with the others including this one. Fun Fact: I almost gave up half way through this one. For real. I didn't think I could finish it and it looked really terrible, but I just kept going and here it is. This is a good one. This set is solid. Now this creature just reminds me of The Shape of Water, but that's fine.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Day 27: Mary Sanderson.

The last of the Sanderson sisters is Mary, but Mary is probably the actual best. She has some of the funniest scenes and dialogue in the movie. I think that as a whole, the Sanderson sister portraits turned out great. Can't believe I'm almost done with Drawlloween!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Day 26: Winifred Sanderson.

The leader of the witches of Hocus Pocus: Winifred Sanderson! Did you know this was Bette Midler's favorite part that she's played? I can see why. This movie is a classic and will go on forever. Also, really love how this turned out.

Day 25: Sarah Sanderson.

Did you know Sarah Jessica Parker is related to a real life witch? Well, she was accused of being a witch and luckily the Salem Witch Trial fiasco was put to a stop a month before she was going to be on trial.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Day 24: Evil Ed.

One of my all time favorite classic horror movies is Fright Night from 1985. This movie is THE BEST! I love the use of practical effects, the characters, the music, the pacing; ah! IT IS GREAT! I've had reference for Evil Ed on my computer for awhile and got excited about painting him. I hated it when I finished it because it looks nothing like my other paintings, but now I have grown to love how painterly it looks. "YOU'RE SO COOL, BREWSTER!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Day 23: Nosferatu.

Today is a mix between Count Orlok from Nosferatu and Petyr from What We Do in the Shadows. So, this is the baby of the two. The only gray background portrait! Nosferatu translates to mean "plague-bearer" so, there's a fun fact.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Day 22: David.

They're only noodles, Michael. The Lost Boys is one of those movies I will never get sick of. I remember when I first saw it, I did NOT see the twist coming at the end. No sir, I did not. I used to ride my bike like Pee Wee to the library by my house and rent it NONSTOP. It's one of my favorites.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Day 21: Edward.

Edward Scissorhands is a character I've been meaning to create for a very long time and I have to say, I love the way this one turned out. Edward is a very misunderstood character and I think we can all relate to him in some way.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Day 20: Large Marge.

"On this very night, ten years ago, on this same stretch of road, in the dense fog, just like this, I saw the worst accident I ever seen. There was this sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building. And when they finally pulled the driver's body from the twisted, burning, WRECK, it looked like THIS! Yes, sir. That was the worst accident I ever seen. BE SURE AND TELL EM, LARGE MARGE SENT YA!"

Friday, October 19, 2018

Day 19: Beetlejuice.

Today starts 3 days of Tim Burton characters! We're kicking it off with the hostest with the mostest: BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! Say his name 3 times and let's raise some hell. Speaking of hell, painting this was like hell, but whatever. It's done.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Day 18: Kane.

The final wrestler: KANE. Kane and Undertaker are brothers (not really), but they, along with Paul Bearer, make one of the spookiest trios in the WWE. It's funny because I planned on doing both of them long before their comeback was made, but this wraps up the wrestlers.