Halloween is near, so here is a seasonal picture. I love this season so cant resist to pain another pic. It was a rather quick work, about a 15 hours or so. Hope you like it.
Done s always photoshop +wacom.
I'm a fan of your work, but this one is my favorite. You have a great gift for creating mood and tone, and you use light so effectively.
The scene here is hauntingly dreary. I can feel the seasonal crisp chill (there's smoke from every chimney) and the gusting wind as it swirls the maple leaves. The last rays of sunlight are like outstretched fingers, as the day lingers a moment longer before succumbing to night. Even the trees seem to cling to what remains of their leaves. The tall, narrow buildings crowd in and lean forward, like menacing, reedy old men. The grinning jack-o-lanterns are sharing a joke, but they're turned away from the town and watching the graveyard. There's something dreadful in the offing.
There's a welcoming glow from the open door, but I imagine that the occupants will soon bolt that door, draw the curtain, and pull their chairs closer to the hearth. They'll build the fire higher than usual, and spend the evening bumpering one another with cider, content to let the night pass by outside unattended.
But those trick-or-treaters in the center. There's just something sinister about them, something disturbing when I look closely at them. It's like the feeling I get looking at photos that Victorian-era people made of deceased family members.