Carved Pumpkin Character Design

I love halloween, it’s definately my time of year – which is why I like to milk it as long as I can.  Whilst everyone else has callously abandoned their pumpkins at the side of the road or given it more pie-based demise, I thought pumpkin carving would be a good basis for working on a little character design exercise.

 

I may have to use these as a template for next year, if you attempt any of the faces, I’d love to see your efforts.

 

carved pumpkins halloween faces illustration

Hamburger Watching

At the risk of having made my last post ‘Ich Bin Ein Hamburger’ too long for my liking, I have a section two for my Hamburg adventure.

 

I had found myself with some spare time on my own so settled down at one of the outside tables of M&V Bar.  Here I drank tea and drew people that walked past and inspired me.  Please peruse the fruits of my labour:

 

pencil sketch of man in Hamburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I liked how angular this guy’s face was.

 

 

pencil sketch woman wearing sunglasses in Hamburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lady made me think of some fly with her sunglasses so huge they almost eclipsed her face.

 

 

pencil sketch of faces

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not so pleased with old man face but I think I caught his life-bothers-me-but-not-as-much-as-your-face-does-right-now expression

 

 

pencil sketch of scruffy man

 

 

 

 

 

I really liked this scruffy trampy dude.  He was most interesting to draw and I think came out best!

 

pencil sketch of faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was quite impressed how vertical this lady’s hair managed to stay!