Friday, August 27, 2010

65 Days 'til Halloween: Patrick O'Treaty the Graveyard Keeper

A sketch of a character currently being assembled in my ghastly, grim garage.

Although I've posted numerous doodles of possible residents in the past for my lawn that are yet to be realized, Patrick O'Treaty spilled onto a sketchbook page last night and I immediately grabbed the hot glue gun and started making him a reality. He's the perfect greeter standing at the entrance to the graveyard, a sort of creepy host to the haunt.

Many October yard artisans have created great ghost stories behind their entire Halloween themed temporary art installations. I love that. Last year, I posted simple tales thought up for a few props, but I've yet to fully imagine the saga that explains the whole yard.

I believe Patrick O'Treaty knows that story and wants to tell it. Hopefully as I build him, he'll share it with me.

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