It’s Halloween


Depends where you live in the world you might have a different name for tonight’s fun and games. Round our way we don’t have any of the “little darlings” banging on our door and squealing “Trick or Treat”. I think the trick I played on them a couple of years back has scared them all off. Anyway to celebrate I thought I’d show you some pieces I have created over the years for posts about Halloween or ghouls and ghosties.

First up is this piece I created with a mixture of Photoshop Brushes and a photograph of the moon.

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I really would like to credit the creators of the brushes but this piece from my archive is so old that I have long since forgotten where they came from.

The next piece I would like to show you is my old friend the red monk. I have used him in several digital art works and my thanks goes to Marcus J Ranum for allowing the use of his extensive stock collection of models. His works are available from Deviantart but you do need to be logged in to view them.

Monk

It is a bit dark this one but that’s how I wanted it, with just the highlights on the monks face and belt.

It’s time to play a game of chess and I hope you will join my next friend. But don’t lose…it could be the death of you. Once again I am indebted to Mr Ranum for the use of the model. The room is a stock photograph from Fotolia and is one of a series of twenty-five that I was allowed to download for free when I bought a version of Corel PhotoPaint a long time back. I specifically chose rooms as they are always good for use in Digital Art.

grunge industrial background

Another brush artwork coming up. Once again from a long time ago but I do remember that the background was made from  a set of Galaxy Brushes by the very talented Sunira. As to the rest I am not sure but if you happen to view this and recognise your brush sets let me know and I will credit you.

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One more to go. The background of the trees is from one of my photographs. Lightning and birds are brushes. The young lady is from the stock collection of Persephonestock on Deviantart and I think she is called Miranda

Girl

That’s it from me. I hope you enjoyed this series of digital artwork. Please feel free to use them in any way you like as long as it’s not for commercial purposes.

6 thoughts on “It’s Halloween

  1. petspeopleandlife November 1, 2014 / 01:39

    These are all terrific, Mike. I think I like the first one the most. Maybe the bluish cast sold it for me.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 2, 2014 / 11:21

      Hi Yvonne. I did that one so long ago I can’t even remember how I got the bluish cast.

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  2. James McDonall November 1, 2014 / 01:56

    These are awesome. I’m jealous of your talents. Perhaps a game of chess tonight? Bwaahahahahahaha.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 2, 2014 / 11:19

      Hello James. Took me a while to learn Photoshop but I’m pretty comfortable with it now. Funnily enough I don’t use it as much as I used to do and probably about 90% of my photography is landscapes or architecture and for that I use Lightroom.

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  3. Mike Hardisty November 2, 2014 / 11:17

    Now and again I like to play with Photoshop, Cornelia.

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