Halloween Rabbits

It’s a little early for Halloween yet, but it is creeping up. I’ve been getting ready by drawing some Halloween bunnies for my Cafepress shop.

When I’m drawing I start with a pencil sketch, then ink the drawing with a pen, then scan it and do some computer wizardry to trace the lines and remove the white background ready to colour (if I want to). Here is an example:

bunny popping out of a pumpkin

A rabbit popping out of a Halloween pumpkin, 1 - sketch, 2 - Inked, 3 Scanned

The scan is usually a closer copy of the original inked picture, but I was playing around with the settings and I liked it. This one is definitely Scamp influenced – I can see him thinking a Halloween pumpkin  is a perfect bunny toy. It would probably have a few more chew marks though!

These Halloween bunnies are more cartoony but they start the same way, sketched, inked & scanned:

Halloween Rabbit Sketches

I ended up colouring them in though, and here’s the end result:

wizard rabbit, vampire rabbit, ghost rabbit

The bunny in the middle reminds me of Scamp too – the cheeky grin, not that he has fangs!

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7 Responses to “Halloween Rabbits”

  1. D. Moll says:

    I’d have go with treat!

  2. what wonderful illustrations!

  3. Lisa says:

    Yay for making every holiday about bunnies!!!

  4. bunnits says:

    I love the rabbit Halloween art.

    Thanks for the neat idea in the previous post for making newspaper tunnels. Great idea that I will have to try.

    (found you through The Qi Papers)

  5. Shell May says:

    I loooooooove these!
    xx, shell

  6. Cathy says:

    These are adorable! :o)

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