Oct 31, 2007

SFG Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts redux II

Its me again! What can I say, im on a roll.(or I need to get out more)


Halloween Dinner

I'm the fat, dead lady and the handsome guy is Razvan, my boyfriend.
We have had a romantic dinner this evening.
Aa...and the worms were delicious!


SFG: Goblins, Ghouls and Ghosts

I spent some time catching up on my "Monster of the Week" series for Halloween. These are three examples, all on done on post-it notes.

Check out the flickr set!

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Happy Halloween from Graphicvectors!

SFG: Goblins, Ghouls and ghosts

Happy Halloween, everyone. Here's one of my favorite movie monsters, The Creature From the Black Lagoon rendered in all sorts of vectory goodness. As an added Halloween treat, if you click over to my website you can download a free desktop image for your amusement.


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Candy !

The Thoughtful Woman

Another digital painting / composite. Having fun with this new style. Enjoy!

Oct 30, 2007

SFG: Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts

Happy Halloween SFG. I hope your all having a good one and munching on some candy..
ZOMBOY wants to wish you a Happy Halloween too. He is trying to give you his ear because he is out of other delicious treats.

Take Care everybody, feel free to leave a comment or email and lemme know how your doing. Stay safe, and stay sugarfrosted..


Monster Masks

Now introducing...me!

Hi, you sugar frosted people, you!

I'm KJ and I've been fan of Sugar Frosted Goodness for quite some time, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it, at long last! :)

I'm mostly use acrylics these days (though to tell you the truth, there's not a creative medium that exists that I DON'T want to try) and I paint cute, big-eyed girls (and occasionally cute big-eyed critters and cute big-eyed boys, too).

Sometimes they're mermaids, sometimes they're fairies, sometimes they're superheros, sometimes they're pirates, sometimes they're ballerinas -- and sometimes, like in the painting below, they're all of the above:

I grew up wanting to be a writer, so even though art is my primary focus right now (and hopefully for a long time to come!), words are still very important to me and most of my art has a story to go along with it (or like, here, have words incorporated in the actual art).
You can see more of my art and the stories that go along with the paintings at http://www.thedreamygiraffe.com/ or at my blog http://thedreamygiraffe.typepad.com/. (And I'm looking forward to having my art + stories appear regularly here, too!)
P.S. Thanks, Jeff for letting me be a part of this!

Mixtecos & Zapotecos...

this is a final piece i did for Big Bang magazine. i ve been having some hard days but what a heck i will make it...LOL!
Trying also to put some more detail to my work....best, Choper!



trick or treat

In honor of Halloween....
smell my feet/give me something good to eat
Ahh, the ancient tradition of "trick or treat", with its origins steeped in European custom. Ancient? European?
The earliest appearance, in a national publication, of the phrase "trick or treat" was in 1939. In her 1919 history of the holiday, "The Book of Hallowe'en," author Ruth Edna Kelley makes no mention of such a custom.
Trick or treating is a purely American custom, with no religious history or connotations. The earliest reference to ritual begging on Halloween in America occurs in 1915, with another isolated reference in Chicago in 1920. The thousands of Halloween postcards produced between the turn of the 20th century and the 1920s commonly show children but do not depict trick-or-treating.
Early national attention to trick-or-treating was given in October 1947 issues of the children's magazines, such as Jack and Jill, and by Halloween episodes of the network radio programs The Baby Snooks Show in 1946 and The Jack Benny Show and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1948. The custom had become firmly established in popular culture by 1952, when Walt Disney portrayed it in the cartoon Trick or Treat, Ozzie and Harriet were besieged by trick-or-treaters on an episode of their television show, and UNICEF first conducted a national campaign for children to raise funds for the charity while trick-or-treating.
Although some popular histories of Halloween have characterized trick-or-treating as an adult invention to rechannel Halloween activities away from vandalism, nothing in the historical record supports this theory. To the contrary, adults, as reported in newspapers from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, typically saw it as a form of extortion. Likewise, as portrayed on radio shows, children would have to explain what trick-or-treating was to puzzled adults, and not the other way around. Sometimes even the children protested: for Halloween 1948, members of the Madison Square Boys Club in New York City carried a parade banner that read "American Boys Don't Beg."
In Sweden, children dress up as witches and go door-to-door for sweet treats on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) while Danish children dress up in various attires and go door-to-door on Fastelavn (or the next day, Shrove Monday).
In addition, there has never been an incident of random Halloween candy poisoning reported to any law-enforcement agency in any municipality in this country. Ever. The few that have been reported were later revealed to be targeted attacks that were covered up to look like a random act.
Happy Halloween. You are carrying on a tradition that is just a bit younger than my parents.

Chair for an ambivalent puritan

More chairs on my blog

Oct 29, 2007

DI Interview - Chris Gardner

I've recently posted another inspiring interview over at Design Inspiration. Chris Gardner is the illustrator at House Industries. I've been a big fan of his work for years and was thrilled when he agreed to an interview. Check out his interview here.


SFG Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts redux



Originally uploaded by elffzart.

SFG: Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween y'all!

If you want this image as a desktop wallpaper, you can find that here.

If you want to send this image as an e-card, you can do that here.

It's been a real blessing to be able to find some fantastic printers to work with. Recently, I announced the release of a limited edition of beautifully done letterpress prints from Athenaeum Press in Salt Lake City. Today, another limited edition will be made available through BlueFlip Art in Seattle. BlueFlip does a wonderful job in every aspect of the process, from ordering to printing and shipping. I've really enjoyed working with both of these shops and hope you enjoy the products you receive from them!

BlueFlip Art
Athenaeum Press

Nothing Is Ever Easy

This is from one of the more important days of my recent life. This was part of the wonderful mind melting confusion that took place as I tried to hand in my thesis paper for my MFA in animation. Long story short, my editor forgot how to edit and how to interact with other humans... It all worked out in the end, thank heavens but trust me it wasn't easy!

Sneak Peek

Here's a little sneak peak of a logo I'm working on for an organization of dads who want to become more involved in their kids' lives. The guy who started the organization suggested using an eagle. After much deliberation, I decided that an eagle just didn't have the fatherly connotation I was looking for.

My website


Oct 28, 2007

dog fish

SFG Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts

Painter, Photoshop and scanned paint textures.

Black Sketchbook


It's a surf bro, it's a zombie. it's a Brombie!

Bruce Willis

A recent caricature of Bruce Willis done in PhotoShop. I included a W.I.P. animated gif.



"Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."

To see more Edgar Allen Poe goodies go to my blog.

SFG: Goblins, Ghouls and Ghosts

This is an illustration I painted some years ago and thought would fit this weeks theme nicely. I've always really liked this piece, even though the hands didn't turn out right.
Any way I hope to get the chance to do a painting to this topic 'cause I love halloween (and we don't even celebrate it here in Denmark)

Acrylic on illustrationboard

Oct 27, 2007



12 badge ideas

I'm planning to make some one inch badges. So I've come up with some designs but I'm not sure which ones to make.

Which one's are your favourite?



#26 - Haunted, originally uploaded by Robot Johnny.

I've been doing a series of warm-up sketches and posting them to my Flickr account. This recent one fits the Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts theme perfectly.

Oct 26, 2007

SFG: goblins, ghouls and ghosts

In honor of Hallowe'en, the sugarfrostedgoodness.com challenge this week is "goblins, ghouls and ghosts".
I like the spice/Tasty and nice/Roastin vitamin/Forget the dietin'
Enriqueta Martí , a true ghoul.

Boar-ish head

I'm supposed to draw a super cartoonish boar creature later today so I started by drawing a more realistic one to wrap my brain around it...:)

Trick or Treat!

My contribution to Penelope's Monster Mash Contest.

My blog.

After Halloween... Before Halloween

Hey, guys!

Since we're talking Halloween (Goblins, Ghouls, & Ghosts), here is the cover from my latest book "After Halloween":

It's about what the monsters of Halloween do to make a living, after Halloween is over. And yeah, it's an Alphabet book too.

It should be shipping from the printer any day now. I'm excited, as it's our third book finished.


After Halloween, too tired to lurk –
monsters needed gold; the beasts needed work.

Although it seemed odd, they had bills to pay –
they gave up the night and stayed up all day.


You can see more illustrations on my online store, Magic Skull.

Thanks for checking it out.

- Daniel




do monsters count as goblins, ghouls and ghosts? anyhoo, i love this holiday.

Trick or Treat!!

Paulo Monstro e seu Conjunto!

This one's pretty old - in fact it's the first image of my own that I coloured in Photoshop. I dug it up since I though it might fit this week's ghoulish Halloween theme. Happy Haunting everyone!

Frenden Halloween

A Better Tomorrow is now selling the tee whose sketch I posted previously. In its finished form, it's a good mix of cartoon and gore. A little more lighthearted than my Medusa design, but more appropriate given that it's a riff on A Better Tomorrow's logo. I wanted to create a relationship between the bird and ape that made sense in the context of halloween. I think I succeeded in that. Below is the image ABT created to promote the shirt on their blog.


The title for this post may sound a bit cryptic or, worse yet, pompous. In reality, that's the title the design was given over at ABT. Holy hell, I can't help but relay how awesome it was to see FRENDEN HALLOWEEN on their site. I mean, who doesn't want their name directly associated with the only holiday worth its weight in amassed candy goodness? Rad-fucking-tacular. Ray Frenden: doing his part to spread childhood obesity and diabetes. I'm such a humanitarian!

For posterity (aka my own unrestrained ego stroking), this is how it showed on their site, heh:


In addition to the shirts, their blog has the design available as wallpaper. The wallpaper is the desktop kind, not the drywall adherent kind. I will not be held responsible for people pasting their monitors to their bedroom walls only to see them plummet to the ground and shatter.