Happy Halloween


Author Comments

The last holiday picture I did was Valentine’s Day, so I decided to return and do another one….Halloween. This is the first time we get to see the entire Cashmere family in one picture. I wanted to show some brotherly rivalry while their mom is oblivious to it, only thinking “how cute her baby boy” is. This picture is also a bit reminiscent of my own childhood in which I’ve been in the same situation as Enzo (pumpkin boy).

As another side note, I returned to my older design style a bit, while trying to hold on to some of the newer techniques I’ve learned. I feel this has a more Saturday morning cartoon or Disney afternoon feel.

Also, speed paint!


colorful ! such works inspire

Lovely work on this piece, I can tell you put a lot into it. c:

The characters are all very carefully outlined and coloured -- in fact a lot of your work is super clean and refined. Looks good!

I like that your background doesn't take much attention away from the characters even though you've made it so detailed. With such saturated colours in the tree bark and leaves, it's good that the foreground is a lot more neutral. You also have a good grasp of depth when it comes to multiple character illustration, too. They don't appear to be on the same plane-- they're clearly three dimensional, which a lot of artists struggle with.

My one observation (if I absolutely had to find something to nit-pick) is the mom's hat blending in with the background a bit much. The rest of the characters stick out because they're drawn with brighter colours over-top of less intense backgrounds, but the hues in the mother's hat match the tree bark almost perfectly, so she blends in a bit much. I'm probably not saying what I mean well enough, but an easy fix would be to lighten up the tree-bark with less deep colours or more leaves so that the mother is more defined.

Haha sorry, I'm rambling.
All in all, this is a really nice piece and I hope my review was somewhat useful!

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Punches me right in the childhood my friend! Nice one! :D

fxscreamer responds:

Haha thanks. I think many people have been in situations like this one...myself included. ;)

Very nice colors and expressions . There is a Halloween contest going on so if you made this picture this month you might as well retag it for halloween2014 to participate .

fxscreamer responds:

Oh thank you! I was unaware of that, so I will change it. :D

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Credits & Info

4.00 / 5.00

Oct 13, 2014
6:56 PM EDT
File Info
1920 x 1200 px
2.9 MB

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