I had a request to re-post pictures of our PEANUTS yard display.
The pictures are from PEANUTS coloring books and a book on the Great Pumpkin special. I traced over them and hand drew in the costumes on Charlie Brown and Lucy, them drew them with a Sharpie. The drawings were projected onto primed masonite using an opaque projector.
I cut them out using a jigsaw, sanded and re-primed the eges. Much of the painting was done with cans of spray paint using rough masks of tracing paper where needed. The skin was done using an acrylic paint mix.
If any lines were obliterated with paint I re-projected the original drawing onto the boards (lining them up again was a chore). all black lines were painted by hand using Badger air-opaque black paint - It flows easily and like it says, is very opaque.
Finally I pointed some furring strips, pounded them into the ground and screwed the figures to them. Snoopy was a special case - I used a 2x4 to hold him up and braced it with another 2x4. He was cut separate from the pumpkin, and has a large rectangle under his feet to screw into the brace
The figures are "life-sized", about 3 1/2'. Snoopy on the pumpkin stands about 6 1/2'.