Happy Halloween! Our clocks changed last night so we got an extra hour of sleep but somehow it never feels that way. Today I have my second last page for October, only one more page to go, plus the cover once I put it all together.
today’s journal page . . .
Today’s spread is inspired by another favourite Halloween movie – Beetlejuice (1988). I have a few quotes from this movie, one is even a Poe-related joke!
The only one I think I can deal with is Edgar Allan Poe’s daughter. I think she understands me. — Betelgeuse
I’m the ghost with the most, babe — Betelgeuse
It’s showtime! — Betelgeuse
I myself, am strange and unusual — Lydia
When I think about Beetlejuice, I think of the iconic image of him sitting on his throne/headstone as depicted in the movie posters, DVD covers etc, so that’s the one that I think most people would recognise. I started with Beetlejuice himself working out how I wanted to position him on my page, then did some pencil sketching then with ink. I blocked in some of his main features so that I wouldn’t forget about them later on, including the stripes on his suit and the shadows around his eyes. It won’t win any awards but I think it’s close enough to recognise him if you know the movie.
Next day I added the finishing touches to the page. The sign is what always springs to mind when I think about images from this movie. It has flashing lights and a big red arrow that points towards Betelgeuse. I made mine a little differently.
Thanks for reading all the extra posts this month! Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fluid acrylic, paint pens, Pitt artist pens, black waterproof pen, fluorescent neon pens – yellow, green, Neocolour IIs,
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