Happy Halloween! Drawlloween Pieces Released!

It’s my favorite day of the year- Halloween! Happy Halloween, witches and ghouls! Since it’s the most spooky time of the year, my treat to you is….I’m officially releasing all the pieces completed for the Mab Graves Drawlloween challenge! This year has been nuts, so I chose to do 1 challenge per week rather than the daily challenge. The “vampire” piece has a special place in my heart. Halloween 2020 is the 20th band anniversary of the Dresden Dolls. Those of you who know me in person know my love of this band runs deep. One of their albums gave me strength during an abusive partnership. My love for them is such that I have one of their logos tattooed on my wrist. In short, the vampire piece in this challenge is also a love letter to this strange, magical, wonderful band.

Top Left:
Prompt: “Cryptid”
Title: Mugwump of Lake Timiskaming
Medium: Graphite pencil


Top Right:
Prompt: “Werewolf”
Title: Graveyard Transformation
Medium: Acrylic on birch wood


Bottom Left:
Prompt: “Frankenstein”
Title: The Bride
Medium: Graphite pencil


Bottom Right:
Prompt: “Vampire”
Title: Half Jack
Medium: Graphite pencil, colored pencil

Drawlloween 2019 Gallery

As I posted previously, I  participated in the October 2019 Drawlloween challenge. There were daily prompts, but I chose to pick one prompt per week. I posted teaser images on my Instagram and Facebook, but I chose to release the finalized pieces in an online gallery here.

The prompts I chose were “cryptid,” “pumpkin man” (I took some gender liberties here), “”Yokai,” and “haunted forest.” Some of the fun in this challenge was diving into the mythology of some of these creatures. I was completely new to the Yokai, and really dug to find out more about cryptids and cryptozoology. Click through the gallery below.

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