The theme selected for week two-fourty of Operation Graphite will be: Nosferatu.
Holly fun-sized snickers bars, Halloween is almost here! To wrap up this lovely month of Shocktober we will finish with some good old classic vampires. Weather you prefer Klaus Kinski to Max Schreck or Christopher Lee to Bella Lugosi, Vampires in cinema, specifically Count Dracula, is the grand daddy of all movie monsters. Don’t try to correct me, throwing Count Orlok in there. The name, Count Orlok was just a get around Bram Stoker’s Copyright, and that failed. The production was sued and all prints of the film were ordered to be destroyed. One, and only one print of the film survived. Thought dead, growing stronger thought the years, just like our Orlok… I mean Dracula. Hey everyone, lets draw creepy vampires!
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Nosferatu.
All art work is due on Friday, 10.28.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of Halloween.
Week two-thirty-eight of Operation Graphite – theme: Slimy.
Here is a disturbing concept whose execution was a little rushed. Typically I am pretty excited about any theme where monsters are in play, yet this week has left me feeling a little tapped. A tall slimy spider with a creepy long neck and a horrifying baby face.
Shock – Slime Spider
The theme selected for week two-thirty-nine of Operation Graphite will be: Ghostly.
We covered hell beasts, next we had our slimy friends over, and now we will shift to the less corporeal terrors. Ghost, Ghouls, Wraiths and Poltergeists will be the theme this week. The phantoms that creak in the night, the specter that haunts the road decades after that tragic accident, or the apparitions that have appeared for centuries after a famous murder. Are these beings souls of the departed stuck in this realm, some sort of imprint the soul makes as it leaves this world, an elaborate hoax for a Syfy channel reality program, or beings from another dimension that can’t take physical form in our world? Whatever they are, I wish they would stop banging on the door in the middle of the night and rearranging my furniture, that is really annoying.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Ghostly.
All art work is due on Friday, 10.21.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 10.22.16
Week two-thirty-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Demonic.
I promise, the demonic theme this week had nothing to do with the election.
Shock – Demon within
drafturgy – Purgatori
The theme selected for week two-thirty-eight of Operation Graphite will be: Slimy
We continue with the creepy, the crawly, and now the slimy monsters and horrors one might imagine on Halloween. Oozing, puss filled monstrosities belching hag fish slime and bile. And just after you cleaned the carpets. Your lovely decor isn’t the only thing this blob of muck and mire will destroy. Even if you make it out alive, no one has figured out how to wash that crud of once you’ve been slimed.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Slimy.
All art work is due on Friday, 10.14.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 10.15.16
Week two-thirty-six of Operation Graphite – Theme: Sidekick.
We all could use a mentor, a hero to take us under their wing. It is not about the weakness in the sidekick, but the greatness of the hero who trains them. Oh yeah, and happy #inktober !
Shock – Bad hair day Robin.
The theme selected for week two-thirty-seven of Operation Graphite will be: Demonic.
October is almost here, and in the spirit of Halloween, we begin another month of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. This week will be Demonic, and can be a strait up hell beast, or a demonic version of something else.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Demonic.
All art work is due on Friday, 10.7.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 10.8.16
Week two-thirty-five of Operation Graphite – theme: Dictator.
This was actually a tougher one than I imagined, as I really wanted to stay away from any specific race, nationality, or political agenda. I just wanted a scary guy in a uniform, not to put anyone down or pick fun of a nationality. But I will admit, there is a little M. Bison in there. All apologies to the people of Mriganka.
Shock – Supreme Leader
The theme selected for week two-thirty-six of Operation Graphite will be: Sidekick.
There are great heroes, and there are heroes who are maybe less great. Maybe they are heroes in training, perhaps they are apprentice heroes, waiting to be journeyman heroes. Someday they might become great heroes themselves, in time bringing another under their tutelage, just as they were once under someone else’s. The side kick has always been treated like a joke, but not everyone can rise to greatness on their own. Some of us need mentors, teachers and someone to show them the ropes.
Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Sidekick.
All art work is due on Friday, 9.30.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 10.1.16
Week two-thirty-four of Operation Graphite – theme: Deer.
Maybe an Elk is a bit of a stretch, but I would have lumped in caribou, reindeer, stag, elk and moose together with deer. They are all in the same animal family.
And yes, in the photo, it totally looked like it was smiling.
Shock – Smiling Elk