- Adriana Puckett
During October, I start finding drawings of jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, bat attacks and grotesque witches all over the house, which my kids draw in anticipation of Halloween. Some of these spooky scenes are quite elaborate, and we hang them up to do double-duty as Halloween decorations. Therefore, when I saw that we had recently added the new Ralph Masiello’s Halloween Drawing Book to our collection at the library, I put it on hold right away so our family could check it out.
Illustrator Ralph Masiello has created a simple drawing book that will appeal to kids of all ages. Each basic Halloween shape is built from the ground up, and then variations are provided on the theme. A full-page color version shows the illustration in its full spookiness, along with a note of which medium it was created in (watercolor, marker, colored pencil, etc). Masiello teaches you how to draw pumpkins, bats, ghosts, a black cat, gravestones, a witch, a skeleton, a haunted house, and more.
After you’ve practiced on the single pictures, combine them into an eerie scene that is perfect to decorate your house for Halloween!