Very Late: All 31 Days of my October 2014 Sketch Challenge!!

Yeah I was gonna post this what…on Halloween? As usual, I had shows and freelance jobs ruling my life and those are deadlines I can’t budge on. But hey! Better late than never, right?

On a side note, all of the original works are available as 4×6 and 8×10 prints on request. Just email me at sandpaperdaisy@gmail.com and we’ll set it up.

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BOO! October 2014 Sketch Challenge Surprise

sketch of Chica duck from the terrifying 5 Nights at Freddy's video game

Haha YES, I’ve chosen the day I’m at both Night Gallery and Nomadic Views to unveil a secret…I’m doing the October Sketch Challenge again! If you’re in Evansville, IN feel free to stop by The Ahh Spa between 5:45pm and 9pm and say Hi!! If you’re in Nashville, TN look out for original drawn-on pigment prints of my pieces DIVE and City Eye at the Corvidae Collective Gallery in the Arcade!!

That’s right, one scary sketch a day, for every delicious spooky day in October. BOO! Here’s my first four sketches, I’ll attempt to do something close to a one-a-day update after tonight. You can watch the updates roll in over at http://sandpaperdaisy.tumblr.com!!

sketch of Golden Freddy from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

sketch of Foxy the Pirate from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

sketch of Bonnie Bunny from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

If you don’t recognize these creepy beasties by the way, they are animatronics from the amazing horror video game 5 Nights at Freddy’s. I fell in love with this chilling and creepy game after watching Markiplier‘s youtube videos of it. I can’t get enough!! Don’t be surprised if there’s more Freddy in my sketches over the month.

As with my 2013 round of sketches, I’ll be updating this website after October with a massive gallery of the entire month’s sketches for you to enjoy.

Shadow men

two shadowy faceless men, one staring at the viewer

Just sketches that came out of a job I’m currently doing. It’s always fun to experiment with some unremarkable photo you have and mess with all the settings until you end up with something terrifying like this! I might develop them either for Night Gallery 2014 or for my upcoming Darkness reload, we’ll see.

another creepy shadow man

Grandma’s Nightgown

the big bad wolf slipping into grandmother's bed after eating her up. Red riding hood. Heap of bloody clothes and body parts.

This is an old drawing, soft pastel on black paper. The subject is the Big Bad Wolf from “Red Riding Hood,” after (mostly) consuming Grandmother and then slipping into her bed.

I still have this one around and it’s even creepier in person. Email me if you’re interested!

Not your mother’s purikura 1: Dainty Manly Men

…your mother probably doesn’t do purikura anyway, but it sounded good. So what’s purikura? Wikipedia says it better than I do:

In Japan, purikura (プリクラ) refers to a photo sticker booth or the product of such a photo booth. The name is a shortened form of the registered trademark Purinto Kurabu (プリント倶楽部). The term derives from the English print club. Jointly developed by Atlus and Sega, the first purikura machines were sold in July 1995.

—Wikepedia page “Photo booth

Basically, you’re supposed to make pretty pictures of yourself and your giggling squad of girlfriends with “skin beauty” filters applied, little roses, sparkles and bubble stamps applied, and so on. …I believe there is more potential to the medium.

Dainty! I will be exploring it to the fullest in the months and years to come.

Incidentally I currently use the Deco Puri android app for my purikura travesties.

Everyday Beauty 1: Shower Curtain

extreme closeup of an old shower curtain becomes something interesting

I like to take closeup photos sometimes of the design elements in everyday items all around us that often go completely unnoticed or overlooked. This one’s from an old plastic shower curtain that I think we got for 2 bucks somewhere and threw out once it got icky. But one day I noticed exactly how intricate and beautiful the pattern on the outer curtain was. Homed in on, it’s a pretty impressive work of pattern art!

I wonder who in heck designed it.

Tree linework!

clean, complicated and numerous lines begin to suggest the form of a deciduous tree.

This is most of the linework from Elegy, the only progress shot I think I have of it. I just love the complexity of all the lines in an organic shape like a tree, and these lines here don’t even begin to touch on the millions of actual lines that are really there: in the bark, the outlines and veins on every leaf, and so on. A tree really is a stunning visual overload!

So occasionally I just like to stare at this piece every now and then and lose myself in lines. They’re so much easier to see and appreciate without any shading or color to distract from them.

Phonetasia 2: Candy-colored comic life

More weird things you can do with phones! I like to mess with the Sketch filters on the Camera360 app to make weird comic-book panel looking still-lifes of the otherwise mundane objects in my house (all of which have been stacked in odd and disconcerting ways to try to keep them from my two-year-old).

I think that it wouldn’t be at all difficult to use a quick snapshot with one of these filters to stage and plan an actual comic background or composition. I’m always saying “at some point…” but at some point I do indeed plan to make a hybrid comic or art piece of some sort starting from one of these bright line-heavy photo/drawing chimeras.