This weeks theme for APR on Halloween week
I thought it might be fun to leave something
for the spooky imagination
and drew a shadowy
Who knows what lies in wait
at the top.
Is that a footstep????
Had you going there didn't I.
I have to admit, dark and shadowy stairs
give me the creeps.
I hate going downstairs at my house
in the dark.
I also did a creepy forest ages ago,
as a prop for a speech little Miss was doing at
This was charcoal on dark paper and a stick on moon.
Needless to say, little Miss wanted to have a go at the charcoal
and it ended up everywhere.
I thought you might like to see how I did the stairs,
so here are a heap of pics
as I went along.
I drew it up and then decided on the colours for the wall and the curtain. (sorry it's dark a storm was passing, darn thing didn't give us any rain).
The arch was hand drawn and painted, that's why it's so wonky, just like the artist :)
Then I started to colour the blocks and stairs. This is where I left it yesterday.
Stay awake now, nearly done.
I have added some gray to give it more definition and then I will slowly darken it
to give it more dimension.
I've darkened the inside of the arch and fluffed around darkening bits all over the place.
It's pretty much finished here, just a few little bits around the curtains
and it's done.
See, it's easy.
The whole painting was done
using these paints, brushes and
a whole lot of swear words!!
Now you can go and do your own spooky staircase, but before you do,
how about you go and visit Jenn's
and see what fabulous things everyone did for