|10/27/14 various inks, Caran d'Ache Museum water-soluble
colored pencils, Zig marker, Canson XL 140 lb. paper
The house on 80th that always goes all-out with Halloween decorations seems a little tired and lackluster this year, like the owner ran out of steam. Last year I sketched the whole house from across the street, enjoying all the details in the skeleton-themed scene. I had been looking forward to sketching it again and making the house my annual Halloween sketching tradition, but today’s sketch turned out as half-hearted as the decorations looked. Hoping to perk up my own enthusiasm, I moved in closer to capture a small gathering of ghouls. They seemed somewhat thrown together, barely able to sustain enough energy to keep their coffin lid open. Even the plastic vulture looked bored and indifferent.