Beastly Halloween Cards

BOO! I can't believe it's nearly the end of Inktober and this is my last spooktacular art challenge! 

I spend a lot of time drawing 'beautiful people', so I've really enjoyed drawing some freakier stuff for a change: I hope you have too! 

So, on to our final freaky challenge:

I only recently came across Halloween cards in the shops: who knew?! It seems a bit bizarre to make an occasion of it, but I figured if you can't beat 'em - join 'em: and create something a little bit more original than a witch on a stick! 

So, this week's challenge is to use your creative magic to transform some blobs of ink into a beautiful and/or beastly little Halloween card for your bestie! 

  1. Take a piece of A4 paper and fold it in half
  2. Using black ink, paint or a thick black felt pen, draw 3 blobs of black ink on the page
  3. Draw/ink them really quickly and don't think about how neat or shapely they are: they are supposed to be blobs
  4. Whilst you're waiting for the ink to dry, ponder at your blobs.  What do you see and what could they be? A witch's hat? A monster's belly? A sooty black dog? 
  5. Once the ink is dry, take a fine black pen to transform your blobs into 3 beautiful and/or beastly little beasties.  
  6. Sign, write a message and give it to one of your besties!

NB: If possible, use thick cartridge paper or card, to avoid the ink bleeding through.  

I did this 'sketchperiment' earlier in the year and this was the result: 

 Girl's Night Out

Girl's Night Out


Looking for more creative nonsense to do this Halloween? 

Download this Β£3 activity pack and stage your very own Spooktacular Sketchup! 

I had so many ideas for weekly challenges this month that I decided to gather up the surplus and publish this Spooktacular printable pack!

It contains all of this month's weekly challenges, plus 6 brand-new activities that will get you in the mood for Halloween.