I am going to see Alice Cooper in concert in San Francisco tomorrow and this is my warm up for the show. Alice has been one of my favorites for a while now and some of he best concerts I have been to were Alice shows. This is a moment from his show where he is put into a straight jacket and sings, one of my favorite songs, Ballad of Dwight Fry.
I know I’m behind the times when it comes to most tv shows, and Parks and Recreation is one of those shows I missed. I just recently started to watch it on Netflix and I’m really enjoying it. I had some extra time between the ink drawings that I’m doing this month and decided to do a little painting. This is Andy, who is played by Chris Pratt.
Today we have have everyone’s favorite dream haunter and child killer, Freddy Krueger. It is pretty weird that there is such a big fan base for the guy who kills kids and teens but I guess we can thank the 1980’s for that.
I decided to go with the Wicked Witch for today’s Inktober drawing after seeing some other drawings on Instagram for the month challenge. The artists had made a list of subjects for each day of this month and witches was one of them. I instantly thought of this beauty and decided to go with it.
This is the last painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. I made it through the whole month and didn’t miss a day. While, I’m proud that I hit the 30 paintings mark, I’m not sure I am completely happy with the results. I could see that my interest was waning in the last week or so with most paintings. And a lot of it was because I was growing bored with doing quick paintings. I did enjoy working with watercolor paints quite a bit this month and I’m not sure where to go next because I also would like to do more oil paintings (like today’s painting) and gouache. I was hoping at the end of this challenge I would walk away knowing what paint media I would like to go to in the future. Today’s painting is one that has been around for a couple of months and it has been a struggle. I struggled with the subject matter and the technique. But, I made myself finish it last night just in case I wussed out on sharing it today.
I can say that for October, I will be participating in challenge of doing an ink drawing everyday of the month. It’s an online challenge called Inktober. Much like the 30 Days challenge, I’m heading into it by the seat of my pants, with nothing predrawn. So, we will see what comes out of it.
oil painting with white charcoal on a toned mat board