Here are some images from a halloween story Marcie and I worked on a few years back. The idea was carving trompe l'oiel sillhouettes of spooky objects into the pumpkins, hopefully making it look sort of like they were real objects in the room... It turns out this story was popular with our readers so I thought I'd post a few of them again and a behind the scenes image from the development of the story. Whether you carve a pumpkin or not, Happy Halloween!
Here is a detail of the feather, carved with a linoleum cutter...
May favorite was this moth-to-a-flame motif:
This is an early drawing from when we were developing the idea and the templates:
For the rest of the story and all of the templates, click here!