Halloween Victorian Mansions on PhotoPeach
Don’t go in alone!
These haunted houses were inspired by the work done here and here. We took a look at the features of Victorian homes: asymmetry in structure, a focal point front door, turrets and towers, bay windows, iron railings, roofs made of slate, brick or shingle siding, sash windows, and tell-tale gingerbread woodwork on roof peaks, porch corners, and around doors.
We sketched in pencil first, then went over the drawings with a Sharpie. The backgrounds were done using oil pastels for the ground and moon, followed by a two colour-wash of water colour paint. For detailed instructions, check out Tyler’s post or Abbie’s post.
The music, Night on Bald Mountain by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, adds to the drama, I think!
What do you notice about these houses? Do you like the music or would you have chosen something different? Have you done any Halloween art this year? If so, leave a comment with your blog address and we will come and take a look.