This is my annual silly Jack-o-lantern art. This year he is a living pumpkin who was transformed into a sentient jack-o-lantern by magic. He is a little bit nutty. Sitting on the porch waiting helplessly to be hit over the head by a thug kid with a baseball bat has made him crazy. The anxiety tinges every aspect of his personality. He talks to himself to try and calm his racing halloween mind.
Having a mundane day job that forces me to obsess over countless vector shapes and massage many nodes into flat designs for screenprint has made me better at making shapes to paint for my personal art. That pumpkin leaf is a great example of what I am talking about. It is a tiny detail that improves the pumpkin painting as a whole.