Happy Halloween everyone!
Folks who have been here over the years know that I love to carve jack-o-lanterns. And I usually end up doing lanterns on pop culture stuff that I like and the supergirls at home like as well.
I have been contributing to The Legion of Super-Bloggers, Legion of Super-Heroes blog, covering the 5YL Legion series. And that has re-energized my love of the Legion. So I definitely wanted to do a Legion jack-o-lantern. I toyed with a number of designs, including Wildfire and Ferro Lad, but ultimately decided on Sensor Girl and I have to say I am thrilled with how this came out.
In particular, I tried something new artistically with the 'hair', going for a varied, organic, mix of depths to give the hair a natural feel. I just sort of carved without a plan, unlike the level smooth look of the mask, and the varying light gives the hair some texture.
Here is the lantern when it isn't lit.
I thought that doing the logo of Gipsy Danger would be a nice lantern for her. The more graphic design, the WW2 bomber image of a woman with a machine gun, looked too daunting for my skills and so I opted to do the simpler Gipsy Danger logo.
As long as supergirl likes it ... I'm happy.
Here it is unlit.
I only have lit pictures for these other ones I have done.
Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Mockingjay from the Hunger Games.
And lastly, Snoopy as an ace WWI fighter pilot.
I have to say I was way happier with these lanterns in comparison to last year's. I felt like last year was a let down.
Hope everyone has a happy Halloween.