Oil Pastel Painting of a Haunted House

Haunted House

To finish off my Halloween theme I wanted to go out with a bang, so I decided to paint a Haunted House with a silhouette of a man standing at the gates.

The image I chose was from a movie-shot that I found online, but unfortunately, I don’t remember where I found the image and from what movie the still was taken.

To start I did a pencil sketch of the outline of the manor, I then used mostly dark colours to try and capture the building and then added the overgrown foliage to give it a bit of an effect. The outer edges I kept dark as I wanted to try and capture a night theme with broken posts of gates at the bottom to give it an extra creepy feel.

I’m not sure if the added mist was needed or not and to tell the truth, I’m not really convinced it sets off an eerie feeling that I wanted.

Anyway I hope you enjoy watching my time-lapsed recording of my Oil Pastel painting of a Haunted House.


Oil Pastel Painting Vampire in the Shadows

Vampire in the Shadows

To continue the Halloween festivities I’ve decided to paint a Vampire in the Shadows using mostly oil pastels with the help soft pastels.

I wanted to do a vampire for some time for my Halloween theme but couldn’t find an image that suited my style. The ones that I did find where gothic and mostly of vampire women possed in suductive ways.

I chose the Vampire in the Shadows after watching an episode of Van Hellsing on Netflix, which gave me an idea of an ancient Vampire hiding in the shadow of its cloak. I did find out after that my wife didn’t like what I painted and would have settled for a gothic women vampire; Ha!

The process of painting this canvas was simple as most of the colours where dark with a lot of black, grey and a bit of white to highlight the parts of the vampires face that eluded the shadows.

I think the blood dripping out of the mouth and down the creatures face added a bit of character, along with his yellow stained teeth that hinted he was centuries old.

I hope you enjoy watching my time-lapsed recording of my Oil Pastel painting of a Vampire in the Shadows.