Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mummy Malfuction!

© Holly DeWolf- Mummy Malfunction 
It's hard to keep things under wraps when your having a wardrobe malfunction. October's weather can really unravel our stylish plans so it's best to pack some safety pins, glue and possibly a stapler for extra protection.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cloudy with a chance of electrocution!

© Holly DeWolf- Bride Of Frankenstein 

I could not do a series of Inktober illustrations without sketching The Bride Of Frankenstein. When I think if her character, I always think of Madeline Khan and her role in Young Frankenstein. "Taffeta Darling! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

My #inktober so far!

©Holly DeWolf- Inktober Collage! 
I'm really happy I've been able to participate in this InkTober challenge and keep it going for 15 days. The majority of these illustrations are ideas I've wanted to create for years. October moves fast and I typically run out of time. I've had many mention they like the "theme" I've chosen but I think it turned that because I keep an illustration idea file... and they were scratching to come out as drawings! 

Witchy Women, see how how she flies!

© Holly DeWolf- Witchy Women! 
My Inktober series definitely needed a Witch to be added to the illustration party. She's a pretty free spirit so she wont be visiting long!

Friday, October 17, 2014

The trouble with Hairy!

© Holly DeWolf- The trouble with Hairy!

Hitchcock's film, The Trouble with Harry was the inspiration for today's InkTober challenge. Eventually I'll doll him up in Technicolor.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Do that voodoo that you do so well!

© Holly DeWolf- Do that voodoo that you do so well! 

I got a request to illustrate a voodoo doll for today's InkTober challenge. Of course I took inspiration from Cole Porter's song, You do something to me. This Voodoo doll is swanky, he uses a pin for a cane and he's ready for Halloween!  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Cabinet Of Dr. Cali-Spider!

© Holly DeWolf- The Cabinet of Dr Cali-Spider! 

One of my favourite B/W films is The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. It's a wonky German Expressionism 1920's film about a doctor and his somnambulist, Cesare. What I love about this film is the strange oblong buildings, tilting scenes, great film set plus it's just so very cool. Another tid-bit- there's a scene in Beetlejuice that pays homage to this film. AND for added dizzying measure, I threw in some Vertigo too to entice you into his web! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The little greenhouse of horrors!

© Holly DeWolf- Little greenhouse of horrors! 

I had a great Thanksgiving and a much needed break. For Today's Inktober sketch I used an idea from an illustration from last year's Halloween work. I paid homage to The Little Shop of Horrors and some chattering teeth for added effect! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's a pumpkin spice world!

© Holly DeWolf- Cheers to Halloween! 

Pumpkin spice has taken over. We are sprinkling that stuff on everything. It's in our cookies, coffee, candles... and even in pop-tarts! It was inevitable, the scarecrows are hopping on the spice wagon too. So cheers to Halloween with all it's zippy seasoned and festive gusto!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The 13 Ghosts!

© Holly DeWolf- The 13 Ghosts

Today my inspiration came from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo! My girls watch those all the time. I've wanted to illustrate this for quite awhile so Inktober is the time to get it done! I also paid homage to the great pumpkin-There is a teeny tiny Charlie Brown reference plus a Movember ghost too.