We would be willing to take her portrait up to Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow if she's interested in a Headless Horseman statue or Washington Irving gravesite pic. Or any other site she might like in NYC or the surrounding areas - we love having an excuse to take a road trip. I'll send you our address - let us know if we fit logistically into the chain and we'd be happy to give a homework assist.
Yeah, Beetlejuice is new this year. He was kinda the one thing I had in mind that would be new. But then my wife showed an interest in doing a coupe more tombstones so we focused on that. Wasn't sure that I'd get time to get to him, but he came together pretty quickly in the end. I busted the crank arm on the motor putting him away though, so I'll either have to change it out or do something different next yar.
Mummy has been around forever, but we change the lighting up on him periodically....
Just watched your Halloween 2014 video. Very nicely done. Several items caught my attention and really impressed me. The fire seems so simple, but extremely effective! Why didn't I think of that? I might have to try it myself. The"Enter if you dare" setup looks great. Were you able to use the t-post idea to hold up the skeletons carrying the coffin? Anyway 4 out of 4 stars!
Well, TalkingCatBlues takes a lot of the credit for the animation. I really didn't understand her theme 100% until she started setting up - then I realized how brilliant it was. She did an amazing job. I'm glad the video worked OK for her. I hadn't done much flash animation in a while so it was a bit of a learning experience.
Sorry to hear Halloween left you a little rundown. Hope the humbugs didn't hit until after the haunt. I appreciate you checking in though - I was getting a little...
Hey Bam! Kinda tired and under-the-weather, so I won't ramble too much at the moment. But OH MY! These are the wall panels you made right? So this scene is fabricated from scratch? The pipes and the signage and the lights and the meters, etc? This specific pic is SO phenomenal! You've created so much atmosphere and it just looks like it's always been there. Is the fog coming from the pipes?
I think this is probably one of my top 3 or four favourite pictures that I've seen on HF in the last...
This I didn't do! This is actually an animated loop that GobbyGruesome here on our forum drew for me, since he is completely awesome. I asked him to make it kid-drawing like, and described some of the characters I was going to build, and he totally knocked it out of the park. It was an enormous hit with everybody.
Oh - they were funny. They're a plastic milk jug, the quart-sized kind? And then just wire wings covered with paper-mache. Not hard at all. Someone who wanted to make more realistic ones could skin the wings and shape them a bit better, but since I was shooting for a chalk drawing look I had a great excuse for making them sort of rudimentary. ;) http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/talkingcatblues-albums-2014-projects-in-progress-picture211821-batty-bat-acquires-wings.html
Thank you! I don't know if you've seen punkineater's ghost yet, but that's where I got the idea of the cheesecloth hair and dress - looks more elegant on punkineater's, but I like my little ghost too. http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/punkineater-albums-my-props-2013-14-a-picture213436-7ft-tall-packing-tape-ghost-flowing-dress.html
Thanks, Chaserbug! I think it might be due to the quality of the paint (I used Wildfire UV reactive paint - even diluted with water it was really bright.) And then in some places where the light wasn't reaching I used small LED blacklights to pick it up a little. It's a very small area as you can see - a big yard would have been harder to get everything lit.
I haven't found a way to sort pictures in the albums, other than delete a whole bunch and reload them in the new order. I would love that function too, if it is possible to add.
Thank you for looking at the pics! Yes, everything is supposed to be in varying stages of emerging from chalk to real-life.
Cat in the window (and a whole bunch of other window things!) is an animated loop created by a mutual friend of ours, who would probably like me to emphasize that I *asked* him to draw it...