Balnacra Arts by Vicky Stonebridge

Halloween Witches

Seeing so many great Halloween art work around I thought I’d better make the effort. I have to confess I very rarely doodle, sketch or draw things just for the fun of it. The list of commissions, gallery pieces, commercial work and organisey work is just too long. Ironically when I do just ‘play’ its not only more fun, I learn more, and people like it as much as the more formal work.
Sadly I’ve been rather poorly for the last week or so, all normal work is off the agenda and I haven’t been able to do much beyond housework and climbing the walls. This shows rather in the 1st drawing !
I wanted to draw a more practical, modern, feminist, real sized witch – not particularly a self portrait! However this drawing didn’t work anyway as I’m rubbish at anatomy without a model or references, bloggers I follow & artists I network with all make it look so easy- depressing.

But I liked this 2nd one enough to colour. I think she’s also fed up all those poseur willowy Goths & Emos going on about vampires and rubbish, when theres spells and being scary to get done.

Which reminds me, I have a tonne of leaves to rake up in the garden when I’m well enough…groan !


3 comments on “Halloween Witches

  1. David Baillie
    October 29, 2009

    Great witch painting, Vicky!

  2. Nicki MacRae
    October 30, 2009

    h she's a fiesty one! Love it! 😀

  3. Peter Richardson
    October 30, 2009

    Really good to see the evolution of the creative process on this one Vicky.

    Lovely artwork too, some really nice use of colour.

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