#163 Big & Scary

#163 Big & Scary
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Big & Scary isn’t just Halloween 2020

What could be big­ger & scari­er & dead­lier than ghosts & gob­lins & snakes & spi­ders? How about a world-​wide virus that’s afflict­ed 37 mil­lion so far, and killed over 1 mil­lion? We’ll be wear­ing masks over masks this Hal­loween. Hope­ful­ly when we take the Hal­loween masks off we’ll con­tin­ue to wear the pro­tec­tive masks.

Jeepers Creepers’ big day

My black cat Jeep­ers is always dressed for Hal­loween. And he lives up to his name — ter­ri­fy­ing birds, lizards and gophers. (Once I noticed a black splotch on my wall, and when I got up close to exam­ine what it was, it jumped off the wall and flew into my face. It was a bat! Cour­tesy of Jeep­ers Creepers.)

In this pho­to he cer­tain­ly is big but not exact­ly scary.

Have a Big & Scary & Happy Halloween

Production notes for #163 Big & Scary:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Programs: Adobe Illustrator
Font, text: Gill Sans
Font, ampersand: Gill Sans
Plus-​size model: Jeepers Creepers

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#31 Bats Rats & Black Cats

#31 Bats Rats & Black Cats
#31 Bats Rats & Black Cats
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As if planned by the spir­its them­selves, this edi­tion of Amper­Art hap­pens to be #31, the very date of the hol­i­day it was haunt­ing­ly designed for.

Bats Rats & Black Cats…
Lizards Gophers Birds & Snakes


These are Hal­loween creatures?

No, not all of them, but they are all “gifts” that my black cat, Jeep­ers Creep­ers, proud­ly brings me once or twice a week. Yes, bats and snakes. Def­i­nite­ly ejects me out of bed faster than my shrill alarm clock.

Jeep­ers Creep­ers, 3 years old, was named after my black Jeep (he can plow through any­thing to get to food), but this time of year his name takes on the spooky mean­ing of Octo­ber 31.

Program: Photoshop
Original dimensions: 20″ x 30″
Fonts: Visigoth, French Script, both modified
Images: Traced and modified from reference
Effects: Noise added to background layer