Friday, October 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost

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My submission for Illustration Friday's "Ghost" is from my 2001 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Haunted House". This painting has ghosts, witches, a pumpkin patch and even an old cemetary filled with tombstones that house all the dogs my family and friends have known and loved... Of course this was for the month of October and the quote is: " Laughter is sunshine in a house" ~William Makepeace Thackery
Haunted House copyright 2000

34 comments:

Jaimie said...

charming and spooky. I love the pumpkins! lovely colors as usual

Nancy said...

I agree with Jaimie. It's hard to pull off charming and spooky at the same time, but you certainly did it!

Caty said...

Like it very much! like an illustration for a Childrens' book

Janet said...

Neato, Val! I'm with Jaimie...I love the pumpkins, too!

michael dailey said...

like srv said if the house is a rock dont bother knockin come on in. and this palce is rockin out for holloween big time. great illo

murphy girl said...

yea, i couldn't wait to see your haunted house! very fun, love the illumination from inside (created by laughter, of course!)

the enigma said...

love the ghosts! and it's a wonderful illo.

Jennifer VanSchoyck said...

Very cool, I love all the details!!

Teri C said...

So totally cute Val. The colors are so bright and it is so happy. Love all your work.

Detlef said...

Neat. October rocks, or is that shocks, in this household.

Cecilia said...

Halloween!! preciosa ilustracion,
me encanta.
un beso grande

Michelle Lana said...

love it, val! love the witchies!

Jeannette said...

cool drawing! i like it

Ayelet said...

Wonderful - I love how the fact that it's almost symetrical but not quite so adds to the un-easy feeling..

Anonymous said...

ValGal: This house is right at the end of my alley. The canine graveyard really touches me where it itches the most. Next time make a headstone for me. Happy Halloween. Bad Dog (deceased)

Chickengirl said...

So much details and love the house..of course! :-)

Brandi said...

Ver nice - great detail! I love haunted houses!

mrs. b. said...

Your colors are just stellar, and that cute little fence, i just love it!

carla said...

This is so wonderful, Val! I love the way the house seems to have its own life as all of your houses do, but here it's like it's really alive! There are so many cool details, but my favorite if the black cat at the door. This is definitely a Boo-Meow-Plus! I love it!

Diane Duda said...

even your haunted houses are charming!

steve said...

Wow--way to go! Looks more fun than frightening!

merlinprincesse said...

let's party! Yeah! :)

aynaku said...

very spooky! love the yellow light from the open windows..I'm always amazed by your technique and all the details...

Toni said...

Gotta luv it Val! The house seems to dance and like Carla I like the cat!

Amy Zaleski said...

This one's great, Val! I wonder, do you have a 2007 calendar in the works? If so I'd be interested in having one!

garth said...

Great colors! For a haunted house, it sure is friendly and inviting. Great job!

marc said...

HI Val,
The cimetary house to much of tenants...I wouldn't rent an appartement in this house ! But I like very much blue!Very nice house!
Great week!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Valerie,

Like your friend Rick, your work has a hand-made folk-art quality to it (albeit slightly more polished than a Grandma Moses). Very nice.

Robert

KaRLa said...

very nice illustration. i like the colors a lot

Jana Bouc said...

The colors are so happy and bright that it makes the whole scene a delight but still a little spooky.

Roland Mechael said...

cool colors! i like this one!;)

Alina Chau said...

Haunting and lovely!

Majeak Ann said...

oh I MISSED this house, fantamstic!
xox

Doodlestreet said...

You rock the Haunted House! ;o)
This is very very very nice dood. You got them colors down, girl!