“This Ghost Belonged to Me” Colour Collective: Pearl


This weeks illustration was based off Richard Peck’s book “This Ghost Belonged to Me”.  It was also made into a movie by Disney in the 70’s called, “Child of Glass”.  In this story moment, the boy named Alexander is talking to the Creole ghost girl Inez.  She’s telling him that he must solve the riddle about the Child of Glass before Halloween.  If he doesn’t she’ll be cursed to haunt him for the rest of his life.

Colour Collective Mars Violet


This weeks Colour Collective color was Mars Violet so it reminded me of the color of mud.  Then I remembered a lesser known fairy tale called “The Pig Brother”.  Story goes since the little boy kept his room dirty, the fairy told him to go find his brother, while she fixed his room. He talks to a squirrel, a wren, and a cat asking if they were his brothers. They deny they are his brothers because they are clean. Along comes a pig, which the boy tries to avoid asking the question to, and the pig tells him that they are brothers. The fairy shows up and asks if the little boy would like to live like his brother the pig. The little boy says no, so he makes a deal with the fairy to keep his room clean and he wont live with his brother the pig.




So today’s Sketch Dailies topic was Gremlins. I decided I wanted to show the Mogwai as well. I loved this movie when I was a little kid. I cant believe that I wasn’t afraid of the Gremlins. I used to carry a small Gizmo doll that squeaked when you shook it (sounds awful now that I think of it) lol. But for today’s sketch I wanted to show the metamorphosis of a Mogwai to Gremlin.

Hercules in the Den of Nine Headed Lernaean Hydra

Hercules in the Den of  Nine Headed Lernaean Hydra

This one totally was a surprised piece. I had come up with some initial sketches, but nothing seemed right. Then I decided to go ahead and color the last drawing in and it kind of came together during the painting process. Which by the way is not the best way to come up with a piece. But in this rare occasion it did. Hope you enjoy it 🙂