It’s Friday the 13th and we’re slashing into our favorite Halloween songs, geeking out over horror vinyls and chatting about expanding your creative influences. Also, the Claw Justice spinoff everyone is talking about!
I’m here to let you know that there’s a new ‘Box Breakdown’ video up on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel…and it LEGIT MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE ONE YET. it’s super spooky, features the freakin’ Thriller house, and is jam packed with art supplies and techniques! hop on over here to check it out…
also, mark your calendars: next week on October 19th @ 5pm pst/8pm est, I’ll be live streaming on the ArtSnacks Facebook page! be sure to follow them on fb (or join the event!) so you’re notified when we go live. I will be unboxing the October box and completing the #artsnackschallenge.
hope to ‘see you’ next week!
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+ if you’re new to artsnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya…use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box.
I’ve been posting my daily drawings (and live streaming) over on Instagram, but I wanted to post weekly updates here as well. the photos above are some of my favorite posts from the week, but even better – you can hop on over to my youtube channel to take a video tour of all the illustrations from week one…
“it’s the most wonderful timmmmmeeee of the yeeeaaarrrr….”
tis’ the season for all things spooky – and with that, comes another October Film List. if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that this has become an annual tradition of mine (and something I started in 2012!). each year, I create a list of 31 horror/halloween movies to watch every day during the month of October…
now this list is a whole mix-mash of things James and I put comprised together. so, it’s got some classics (like Hocus Pocus, Rosemary’s Baby, Lost Boys, etc.). but also a few titles that have been sitting in our watch list (like Poltergeist II, The Final Nightmare, and Childs Play III).
while we’ll be watching the majority of these at random, I do want to point out two movies we’re watching on specific days. first up, is Friday the 13th Part III. this is an absolute must-watch on Friday, Oct. 13th. why part III? cause it’s the best damn one and we have 3D glasses for it (haha!). the second date-specific flick is Halloween. per tradition, I watch this movie on Halloween night…because how could you not?!
be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I’ll be sharing in my story what movie I’m watching each day! and I would love to know, you joining in on my list this year or do you have your own?
if you watched my recent 2017 sketchbook video, then you know I was due for a brand spankin’ new sketchbook. while I work in several sketchbooks at a time, lately I’ve enjoyed having a larger 8.5×11 sized one in the rotation…
this time around I decided to go for the Strathmore mixed media sketchbook and snazzy up the cover Beetlejuice-style! this will serve not only as a rad cover for all of my upcoming Inktober stuff, but also as a prop for my halloween costume this year (and yes, that’s a hint for you…but I’m still not revealing it quite yet!).
you can hop on over to my YouTube channel to watch how I created this cover. this video is part of my Bun-O-Ween series on my channel, so be sure you’re subscribed to see all of the spooky vids for October!
okay, I have to admit…this might be my favorite playlist of 2017 thus far. I know I’ve still got halloween next month, so that might top it – but damn this is a good one guys…
you have to listen to this one in order. things kick off with a Miami Horror and a song I’ve been using to get myself pumped up for workshops and filming. it’s then followed up with “Feel It Still”, a track by Portugal, The Man that will continue that feel-good dance party vibe. the playlist then slows down with a little jazz, some female vocals, and even a Lady Gaga song I got hooked on after watching that Netflix documentary.
it’s a short list this time around, but oh so sweet…xo
+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.
whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.
as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.
I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.
so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…