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Chad Wehrle 80s Halloween

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to draw...

Back in the day it was Ninja Turtles and Thundercats. Then in art school it was still life objects and nude models. But it wasn't until recently that I discovered what I truly enjoy drawing: spooky shit.

Halloween and campy '80s horror movies run through my veins. So when I say "spooky", I mean the childhood innocence that comes from a homemade Frankenstein's monster costume or the joyful suspense of Jason Vorhees creatively killing an entire horde of camp counselors. And when I say "shit"...I mean I couldn't come up with a better word.

Along with carved pumpkins and the occasion blood splatter, I find inspiration from the true masters of spook: Stephen Gammell, Edward Gorey, and Don Kenn. I honestly carry a copy of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with me at all times (and have a backup copy hidden away for safe keeping).

As far as tools/supplies go, I like to keep it simple. Each of my graphite drawings are created with a mechanical pencil, kneaded eraser, and beat-up paper blender. When it comes to the paper: any sketchpad from the stack that doesn't have too many torn edges or coffee stains.

So that just about covers it or at least the parts that anyone might possibly care about. Thanks for stopping by my site and for reading this far down the page. However, it is time to end this awkward ramble right

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