Monday, March 21, 2011

Halloween, 2012......

Designing holiday products can be tricky as I must think a year-plus in advance while creating my pieces off season. The latter comes natural since I always have Halloween on the mind! But, I do find my patience running thin as I design and create pieces that will not be available for more than a year. By the time they arrive, it's like a happy reunion where the face is pleasantly familiar, but we do have to get reacquainted a bit. This week, I am finishing up a small batch of Halloween prototypes for Bethany Lowe Designs, 2012. I had fun with these as I decided to blend my illustrations with the sculptures that I love to create. The end result is a series of fun, jack-in-a-box style candy box characters that serve as both decorative as well as functional pieces of art! The first image is a mock-up as I honestly ran out of time to actually build the boxes. Keep scrolling down for more.....

JOL-Box-Character-MockUp

The illustration of a lanky pumpkin man teetering atop a jack-o'-lantern
creates the fun panels for this sweet piece.

Box-Character-Tiles

These sample drawings are a trio of sideshow-style images conveying a whimsical character framed in a staged setting. Four panels of each design will comprise each box, and the corresponding character's bust will crown the box's lid!

Black-Cat-Box-Character

Of course, I had to include one of my black cats in the mix!

JOL-Box-Character

Here's another peek at my jack-o'-lantern character! What a fun face :)

Skelly-Box-Character

And, my first licensed skelly will be making his debut alongside the other two characters. I'm looking forward to reuniting with this fun trio next fall! Now, if only I were more patient.....

I also squeezed in a spooky spider design.... Stay tuned for a peek at him later...

Happy Haunting,
~ Johanna

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7 comments:

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Johanna, they will be soooo lovely!! Thank you for the mock-up of your box with designs, it gives us all a better idea of just how wonderful these pieces will be.

Lori

Rot said...

Absolutely LOVE the new works.
WOW!

Johanna Parker said...

You are welcome, and Thank You! I hope they turn out as I had intended :) We'll see next year...

~ Johanna

Cameron said...

Those are are so fantastically spooky cute!!!! LOVE them!

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

They're really sweet Johanna! Love the illustrations on the sides of the box!
~ Iva

Designs By CK said...

FUN illustrations Johanna! I think you should make some for eBay auction & EHAG Emporium! Hint...hint '-)

CK >:-)

Haunted Swamp Designs said...

They look great! Fantastic!