September 20, 2011

'Tis the Season

Did a super quick sketch of an idea for Halloween.  Hopefully I can get the time to hard-line it :)
Jack and Old Ms Witch takin' a break between scares:

28 comments:

  1. Okay, I just want to know what they are talking about!

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  2. Hello Elizabeth:
    Forget Jack, forget Ms Witch, for here you have captured exactly the facial expressions, the mannerisms, the body language and gestures of two people, one of whom is a much older woman, meeting by chance and engaging in conversation on a park bench on a blustery autumnal afternoon. And therein lies the magic.

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  3. Smiles... just a bit of haunted humor, I see. Would love to see this one completed! It's fabulous.

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  4. This is so so sweet! I agree with the Hattatts...it is a universal story that is captured so well.

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  5. I love it!!!! They are full of expression!

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  6. Such a great scene - and those details (that little cat with the witch). Hope to see it coloured soon.

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  7. I agree with all these comments, you have captured some great body language, fab sketch:)

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  8. Jack: Eh, it's a good job and it pays.
    Old Ms Witch: I don't know. I'm thinking about hanging up my broom and moving to Boca. One of my Mahjong girls bought a condo down there last month. Best decision she ever made, she says.

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  9. Great sketch! Like to see it colored.
    I love the way Jack sits, with his legs crossed. Great little details and body language.

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  10. yes, i am sure they have a lot to discuss. :)

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  11. Ooooooh, groan! Just plain ol' LOL! =D

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  12. I love this! I keep forgetting that it's already the end of September and it's almost time for Halloween.

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  13. Don't you just love to see characters deep in conversation. Looking forward to the finished illustration.

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  14. An internationally universal pose, an old lady telling her amazing story to a baffled mate. Excellently captured, and I do hope he will find his bottom back in the end ;-)

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  15. They are having a good old chat about how the economical climate has affected Halloween this year. I love it, great expression!

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  16. wonderful lines - love the expressive gesture in them

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  17. Absolutely fabulous!! They're obviously having a very good heart to heart over job issues! This could be a book...and should be!
    xo J~

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  18. Yes, this discussion looks to be very interesting - oh to be a spider hanging around.
    This season's hurricane wind currents causing broom traffic havoc, perhaps?
    The rising price of pumpkins?
    The latest trends in spells?
    Family brew recipes?
    Where to get good bat's eye?

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  19. Oh dearest, I am so late...school is so demanding this YEAR!!! GREAT IMAGES...my favorites of all are these pencil sketches....I am not much of a colorist, though I am experimenting more with it, but I see the success that you have with just lines. FABULOUS...Anita

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  20. I love Jack’s body language! LOL So casual! Perfect!

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  21. That's the sort of thing I like: plotting evil-doing in casual attitude. So much more entertaining that baddies looking strained and stereotypical.

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  22. hello :)
    thanks for reminding me.
    i must survive Halloween :D

    xoxo

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  23. Oh wow! You've got my son-in-law sitting there talking to me! Great sketch but I'm not really a witch but you really did capture my son-in-law, lol!

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  24. Fabulous piece! I can only imagine the conversation.
    Happy Autumn!!

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  25. Hello Elizabeth.

    I love this sketch and it hold the viewer. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog
    when you referred to women who inspired you, you made mention of one Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Is she a relative? I was so impressed to read of her accomplishments (Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.[1]

    Truly impresssive and a marvelous woman
    Helenxx

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  26. Like froggy I want to know what they are talking about.

    Would love to see this finished.

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