squishythings in which maggie post pictures of things she made (mostly)

27Oct/150

drawlloween days 21 and 22

Day 21 was supposed to be "8 bit zombie," and like, no? We already did zombie. We do not need to make a sprite out of everything. Instead, I went with the dancing pumpkin guy of KXVO. He is legend.

drawlloween day 21: not an 8 bit zombie

For day 22's candy, a cross-section view of a Snickers bar.

drawlloween day 22: candy

26Oct/150

drawlloween days 19 and 20

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the invention of Drawlloween, but I think it's kind of funny how some of the prompts are generic and some are really specific.

For instance, day 19's "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is very specific! It's a classic Universal Monster, it has a look, it has been absorbed into the collective unconscious of the United States since its introduction. How do you deal with it? (You make a joke.)

drawlloween day 19: creature from the black lagoon

Contrast that with day 20's "skull." That prompt doesn't even have a modifier: human, animal, wine chalice made from, real, imaginary, etc etc. So you can go anywhere.

drawlloween day 20: skull

I went to the Morbid Anatomy Museum; this is a skull from the collection in the library. It wasn't labeled and I don't know what it is. I thought it might be a primate but I guess it could be a cat? I don't know a lot about skull identification and am further stymied by its busted lack of teeth.

25Oct/150

drawlloween days 17 and 18

drawlloween day 17: demon
From the "hey wait that's not right" files: day 17 was 'demon' and I bent the theme a bit and made one of the Icelandic Yule Lads. Not a demon. Maybe a bit of a troll. Impish even? This is Doorway-Sniffer, who wanders around snuffling at doors to find houses with freshly-baked bread to steal. (The bread might actually be cookies. Whoops.)

drawlloween day 18: mask
Mask: a mask from my mom's collection of Halloween decorations. It comes from a vintage costume that would probably be better if it was just.. a kid with a crown and a masquerade mask, rather than a whole face mask of some blonde lady? I don't know. This mask is weird.

24Oct/150

drawlloween days 15 and 16

A real thing and an imaginary thing.

drawlloween day 15: amulet
This bracelet looks like it has powers, no? It's a real bracelet I have, love, and absolutely cannot remember where it came from.

drawlloween day 16: grave
My family's dearly departed cats.

23Oct/150

drawlloween days 13 and 14

Now we're back to color. And a joke. And a cute thing. Hey.

drawlloween day 13: Frankenstein
Day 13 was Frankenstein. I made Frankenreynolds. Just throw me in the traysh.

drawlloween day 14: bat
A cute but serious little bat.

22Oct/151

drawlloween days 11 and 12

Days 11 and 12 are all thread, no paint. Halloweeny.

drawlloween day 11: raven
Raven (text is from "The Witch of the Westmorland" by Stan Rogers)

drawlloween day 12: moon
Moon. Obviously.

16Oct/150

drawlloween days 9 and 10

oh you knew the cats would make an appearance eventually, right?? Here they are!

drawlloween day 9: eyeball
day 9 - eyeball: Hugo's giant orange eyeballs, v Halloween

drawlloween day 10: alien
day 10 - alien: Linus is clearly not of this Earth

15Oct/150

drawlloween days 7 and 8

jooooookes

drawlloween day 7: haunted house
day 7 - haunted house: "Is this house haunted?" "YES BY THE MEMORIES OF ITS YOUTHFUL INDISCRETIONS"

drawlloween day 8: zombie
day 8 - zombie: stayin' up too late playin' Two Dots again huh

14Oct/151

drawlloween days 5 and 6

jokes, these are the jokes and the pop culture references

drawlloween day 5: werewolf
day 5 - werewolf: I made WOLFMANBUN and I only feel a little bit bad about it

drawlloween day 6: pumpkin
day 6 - pumpkin: "Sincerity as far as the eye can see!" says Linus* in the pumpkin patch.

*Linus van Pelt. Not my cat.

13Oct/150

drawlloween day 3 and 4

continuing in my "replacing creepy imaginary things with real animals" theme..

drawlloween day 3: goblin
day 3 - goblin: a goblin shark

drawlloween day 4: vampire
day 4 - vampire: a vampire squid (coincidentally, Alice wants to be a vampire squid for Halloween and I'm sort of working on that)