Monday, October 31, 2016

Sketch Cards On Cardboard

Halloween is finally here and that means it is time for my scary custom cards to make their debut. This year the theme is Shadow Nightmares and I created sketch cards using shadows and a single background color only. I made six cards in this style and I made three other cards in different styles.

As you can see, this year's cards are based on some of the scariest horror films of the modern era. Going down the list they are:

Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street.

Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 

Damien Thorn from The Omen

Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th

Jack Torrance from The Shining

Norman Bates from Psycho

Here is what the backs look like. Each character is listed and the movie name appears on the marquee at the bottom.

Additionally I did a Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth and a Jack-O-Lantern based on Freddy Krueger.

With the Jack-O-Lantern I played with glow-in-the-dark paint so the background glows. It didn't scan very well but it is bright yellow and glows nicely. Once I felt comfortable with the paint I decided to make one more movie character card using glow-in-the-dark paint.
The final card of the evening is the last sketch card I did and is one of my favorites, Dr. Jack Griffin, otherwise known as the Invisible Man and he glows.

Glowing in darkness

Glowing under a black light


  1. Nice work!
    I'm a nut for glow-in-the-dark stuff. You pulled it off very well.

  2. You did a really great job on these! The Invisible Man under the black light looks amazing, and normally that one would be my favorite, but oh man is that Pale Man sketch awesome. Pan's Labyrinth doesn't get mentioned nearly as much as it should, so it's nice to see the movie getting some love.

    Out of curiosity, how long did it take you to create all these?

    1. I began on the 15th, I had been doing drawings each day as part of Inktober and I decided that I would have fun doing them as sketch cards for the rest of the month. Each card did not take too long once I decided on the subject and background color.

  3. These are awesome! Great job!