Saturday, October 4, 2014
Countdown to Halloween : 31 Days of Halloween Art : Day 4
Here's an oldie but a goodie ... I found this in one of my older sketchbooks from 2003.
This drawing inspired my idea for a "haunted house book". The book itself being a haunted house with each page a "room" designed by a different artist. As you turn the pages, you travel through the haunted house visiting all types of rooms from attic to basement, kitchen to playroom, even including a garden and solarium, with the path leaving you in the graveyard.
I hosted the project in one of my online art groups and each artist sent me their pages (20 pages of the room they designed). I bound the pages into books with black coil binding and finished them off with attached fibers and a skeleton key. The pages are embellished with moving parts, pull outs, tags and whatever the artists dreamed up. Each artist received a completed book in return - with original art by all of the artists.
I enjoyed this project so much. Each year I pull out my book and visit the old haunted house. You can see a bit more about the project on my hobby site here: http://hobbyloco.com/chunky_haunted.html
4 days down ~ 27 more days till Halloween!