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Drawloween 2018 - Completed
I posted a journal entry about it, but this is what I got done in October. One for every day. It was a lot harder than I wanted it to be.
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And thus endeth Drawloween 2018. 

That was... hard. I didn't really expect it to be hard. I kind of thought it would be more fun. But sometimes, the drawing came slow, and I kind of had to force myself. Art should be fun, right?

I think what I've learned, if anything, is that I need to get looser and more cartoonish with my art. When I try to be "accurate," I end up getting frustrated. Of this month's drawings, the ones I like best are the ones that don't necessarily look like the person I was trying to draw, but are a sort of exaggerated or stylized version of that person. When I find something about them to make me smile, or to make fun of, or gives me the "flavor" of them, then I'm doing it right.

Also, Hollywood style photography sometimes gives me a lot of lighting to play with, and that can be fun. Drawing from a snapshot is tough.

Pencil, too, is a bear. Next time, maybe Inktober instead, or follow some prompts (as I know some of the Drawloween groups were doing).

Will I continue this exercise? Probably not. I should, and I'll try to hit it now and again. But daily? It's too much work, and I have too many other pursuits. 

But maybe I'll come back to it with the next month-long challenge. I remember there was a DC-ember one, and probably there are more... let me know if you can think of one, or are starting one yourself.
  • Listening to: office noise on the other side of the wall
  • Reading: "On Writing" and "A Team of Rivals"
  • Watching: old John Carpenter movies with the commentary
  • Playing: DuoLingo Spanish
  • Eating: red beans and rice
  • Drinking: Shiner Holiday beer
Drawloween 2018 Oct31 - The Creeper
Don't feel bad if you've never heard of Rondo Hatton. He never heard of you, either. And in truth, he was never a big star. Universal tried to capitalize on his weird looks in a series in which he played a hulking menace they called "The Creeper" (but never titled any of the movies that).

Rondo suffered from acromegaly, a condition in which the bones of the head and the extremities continue to grow well after the time they'd have been expected to stop. Legend has it he was a handsome young athlete in high school who went off to World War I and got hit with mustard gas, and that's what caused his state, but it's really a disorder of the pituitary gland. 

The reason he got my last Drawloween spot of the year (well, other than that face) is that he's become somewhat more famous since his (sadly, but predictably) premature death. Rondo is the face (so to speak) of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, a fan-voted award to the best in spooky every year, including films, film preservation, podcasts, research, and other categories. You should know about that, even if you don't know about Rondo himself. Also, they have an awesome statuette that they give out.
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Drawloween 2018 Oct30 - The Good Doctor
He played Sherlock Holmes. He played Grand Moff Tarkin. He's played priests and royalty and any number of officers. But when I think of Peter Cushing, I think of doctors. He's been Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, even Dr. Who.

He and Christopher Lee were close friends, I understand, and made 20-some films together. I bet Peter killed Christopher more often than the other way around. But I'm pretty sure someone got killed in each of them.
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Drawloween 2018 Oct29 - The Discount Dracula
While he appeared in more than 300 (!) movies and a bunch of TV, having been inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage museum, having toured with various Shakespeare plays, and having his own star on Hollywood Boulevard, John Carradine will probably best be remembered for two things: having sired the Carradine family of actors, and playing Dracula when nobody else wanted to.

He did a lot of supporting roles in the Universal movies, appearing next to Mummies and Frankensteins and, yes, even Draculas before it got to be his turn. And late in his life, when he was taking just about any monster movie he was offered, he even got to wear the makeup in the second-most important werewolf movie of my lifetime, The Howling.
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And thus endeth Drawloween 2018. 

That was... hard. I didn't really expect it to be hard. I kind of thought it would be more fun. But sometimes, the drawing came slow, and I kind of had to force myself. Art should be fun, right?

I think what I've learned, if anything, is that I need to get looser and more cartoonish with my art. When I try to be "accurate," I end up getting frustrated. Of this month's drawings, the ones I like best are the ones that don't necessarily look like the person I was trying to draw, but are a sort of exaggerated or stylized version of that person. When I find something about them to make me smile, or to make fun of, or gives me the "flavor" of them, then I'm doing it right.

Also, Hollywood style photography sometimes gives me a lot of lighting to play with, and that can be fun. Drawing from a snapshot is tough.

Pencil, too, is a bear. Next time, maybe Inktober instead, or follow some prompts (as I know some of the Drawloween groups were doing).

Will I continue this exercise? Probably not. I should, and I'll try to hit it now and again. But daily? It's too much work, and I have too many other pursuits. 

But maybe I'll come back to it with the next month-long challenge. I remember there was a DC-ember one, and probably there are more... let me know if you can think of one, or are starting one yourself.
  • Listening to: office noise on the other side of the wall
  • Reading: "On Writing" and "A Team of Rivals"
  • Watching: old John Carpenter movies with the commentary
  • Playing: DuoLingo Spanish
  • Eating: red beans and rice
  • Drinking: Shiner Holiday beer

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MistahPete
Pete Barnstrom
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Favourite genre of music: Good
Favourite photographer: www.sragnar.com -- this guy is amazing
MP3 player of choice: Got an iPod Nano, I love it
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Race Bannon, Ringwald & Molly
Personal Quote: You can't get better and look good at the same time.
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victor7234 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav my friend!! :D
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SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Pete :D :party: :ahoy:
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MistahPete Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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filipinogoddess Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for all the faves, Pete!! :)
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MistahPete Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the monkeys, Christine!
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filipinogoddess Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww. You're welcome. :) :)
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Android-Bones Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MISTAH PETE!! :D
It's me Christine from Fight Club!
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MistahPete Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Like I wouldn't recognize your style...! Cover yourself, I'm watching you.
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Android-Bones Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never! I will always be exposed!
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Hammett is one of those writers people read or hear of, but few can describe how they look.  Not like Edgar Allen Poe, for example.  His image appeared on only one publicly noticed photo - shoiwing him dapperly dressed.  It was on the original cover of his novel "The Thin Man", and presumably was supposed to be Nick Charles (not the actual thin man of the plot, the missing inventor "Clyde Wynant").  So when you drew Hammett's sketch it was quite a novelty for me to see. 
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