One of the paintings i made for Halloween. When it comes to paint, I'm trying to get away from doing realistic paintings so i can start learning how to paint things on my own, using only what comes to mind, instead of always using a reference.
I first started out with this. It's based on a book i read when i was little, called Jenny Reen and the Jack Muh Lantern. It's about a lil girl, Jenny, that goes off into the woods on Halloween to run an errand for her sister, but she's warned to stay on the path cuz a creature called the Jack Muh Lantern will be wondering the woods, looking for any lost souls with its lantern. However, Jenny wonders off when she sees some flowers, and gets lost, and sure enough she runs into "Jack". It's ends on a good note, but the Jack Muh Lantern gave me nightmares, and its image stayed with me all these years, even after i had forgotten the title of the book >.>
Because i didn't remember much of what the characters looked like, i tried painting what i remembered and this is what came out. By the time i actually read the book again (my sister found it on Amazon and ordered it), i was suprised on how close i was to getting "Jack" right. Blue robe, orange, pointed teeth. I even got the hair right, and of course there's the lantern it always carries around
Only differences is that the head is a different shape n "Jack" isn't suppose to be so tall. Jenny came out WAY different than she does in the book, though :I I only got the red jacket and pig tails right, but in the book they're in a different style.
Let me know what you guys think and Happy Halloween everyone