Saturday, October 16, 2010

spooky


For Illustration Friday this week. I vant to drink your blood, or just give me a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!

I was curious about how trick or treating got started, so of course, I googled it and found this (among other interesting facts): The tradition of going from door to door and receiving food originated  in Britain and Ireland, in the form of souling, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes.

14 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

what a sweet vampire! love the bright palette

Tracy said...

I love your bats in the background :) Cute illo...btw did you also know that originally the "Jack of the Lantern" guy used turnips instead of pumpkins? I love trivia!

genie espinosa said...

lovely vampire! i love his expression!

inkspot said...

very cute nina!

Tamara Henderson said...

Cool vampire!

String said...

You learn something new every day! I alway assumed it was an American tradition. Great illustration!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is SUPER SWEETTTTTTT!! This has to be one of the handsomest, sweetest, cutest little vampires I have ever seen. Amazing. I just adore the look on his little face. Great job.

Ellen Byrne said...

LOVE the vest and tie! Cool!

Brad said...

hmmm i guess i never knew where the trick or treating thing started either....interesting.

anyway this guy is great nina! he looks excited to bite into a peanut butter cup for sure! love the font on the trick or treat too ;)

cheers

froggie said...

he's TERRIFIC, nina! your style, which was already wonderful, is reallly blooming these days! great color, textures, wonderful pattern play!

hope you are well, nina!

frogs

thedoodlegirl said...

That is very interesting about the trick-or-treating. Thanks for sharing! I love that vampire!!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Nina! Thanks for the interesting tidbit and for the fun illustration! Love it!!

Juan said...

Very nice work!!

Mark Cavell said...

Definitely a Treat!…and loving your Autumn patters.