Alright, so i always think it's fun to get in the mind of an artist and think where his inspiration comes from. The thing I find fascinating is how much the "Greats" use real life as reference, and the more i do it, the easier inspiration comes to me. So with this comes the assignment from the Cactus Toy I had posted earlier. The assignment was to take the toy and use real life references and create a Halloween themed creation. So with out further adieu. . .
Obviously, since my toy was a cactus i figured I needed to stick with that. The funny thing is that i didn't think anything Halloween themed would come out of this. Little did I know that the prickly pear cactus reminded me in some strange way an octopus. which lead me to what i researched next . . .
The octopus is an awesome creature with beautiful curves. Wow! that last line makes me sound kind of creepy, as if i was coming on to an octopus. Could you imagine though, having an octopus as a girlfriend? She would be all hands. HA!!!!! alright thats not funny, but still it would suck. (Get it!) Okay, moving on. . . (notice here i had an idea that became the end result in the top left corner. However, i did not know it at the time. I still had more research to do.)
Google is great! I know it is not a real life reference, however, you can find a picture of anything and everything. One of the first things i researched was Halloween, and got this awesome picture of Boris Karloff, which inspired me to make these little Frankenstein cactus.