17 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - The Child Catcher

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is far from a Halloween movie, but none would argue that the Child Catcher didn't fuel nightmares.

22 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - Madame Leota

Disney's Haunted Mansion turned 50 years old this year. Has the ride not influenced and inspired all who love this time of year?

24 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - Pet Food

Did you know today is WORLD OCTOPUS DAY? Did you also know that once you have an Octopus infestation in your home they're almost impossible to get rid of?

25 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - FrankenBOB's BIG BOYenstein

Okay this is an odd one, but in my defense I was hungry while drawing and a Bob's Big Boy restaurant is 2 blocks from my place.

26 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - Paying the Rent

Grave robbing as a career includes long hours and many late nights working, especially if a client demands particular body parts. It's important to take breaks and stay hydrated.

27 Days 'Til Halloween Sketching - Nosferatu

Count Orlok from the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu, still remains one of the creepiest and scariest horror movie characters I've ever seen.

28 Days 'Til Halloween Sketch - Alien Abduction

I have two irrational fears. The first is being pulled down into the darkest depths of the ocean by a Giant Squid, the second is waking up in the middle of the night seeing grey Aliens at the foot of my bed.

29 Days 'Til Halloween Sketch - Spectral Bride

This year is Disney's Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary. How could I not sketch some kind of Ghost Bride this October?

31 Days 'Til Halloween Sketch - The Living Dead

No better way I think to kick off 31 days of Halloween sketching than with a Zombie.

31 Days to Halloween - Part One: I'm Blogging Again

Hello All, I haven't updated this blog in two years - but the long held Countdown to Halloween tradition has inspired me to get back to.

If anyone is still following or reading,  I've been through some epic life changes in my time away, but who cares about excuses. It's about Halloween right now.

I don't have a home or a TV show set to decorate and create props anymore like I used to, so I'm just going to draw everyday. My goal is a Halloween inspired sketch everyday for 31 days. Ambitious maybe, but good practice to still be creative daily.

I got warmed up last night with this one. I'll post my official Day 1 sketch later in a "Part 2" post.

21 Days 'Til Halloween: Hogwarts

None can deny that intangible, yet familiar connection between Harry Potter and Halloween. The production design of the films alone should inspire Haunters forever.

I'm a lucky person finding a job on the Universal Studios backlot, but even luckier that my workshop AKA "the prop garage" on our set has an amazing view of Hogwarts, part of the Harry Potter world attraction.

Every once in awhile I forget it's right there, outside my shop doors, until I look up and see the sunset like today. And then my creativity is fueled for another week.