Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Art Contest Winners!

What's that going bump in the night? It's the winners of my Halloween Art Contest!

"Mallory, Mary & Maude" by Marco Mejia

"Bride of Frankenstein" by Jake Standley

"Happy Halloween" by Savanna

The winning artists will be receiving complimentary printing from my friends at MOO (, plus a series of collectible prints from yours truly.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a piece for the competition! You proved to be worthy contenders, and will be receiving a lovely consolation prize for your spooktacular efforts.

Happy Halloween!
- David "King Gum" Crosland

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Final Prize Print for Halloween Art Contest

"Bewitch" / 11 x 14" / pencil, watercolor, acrylic & ink on paper

This piece is the last in a series of three prints I'll be awarding to the winners of my Halloween Art Contest (sponsored by MOO). 

Ghoulish gratitude to those of you who have already turned in your Halloween-themed artwork. Everyone else, remember, the deadline for submissions is this Friday. And the three winners of the competition will be announced on an eerie October 31.

Check this blog post for all the details: Halloween Art Contest

"Bodies in the street, killin' overhead, marvel at the sky as it turns blood red."
- King Gum

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Another Halloween Art Contest Prize Print!

"Urk" / 11 x 14" / graphite, watercolor, acrylic & ink on paper

Here's another illustration that will be a prize print for the winners of my Halloween Art Contest, sponsored by MOO. Nothing says, "All Hallows Eve," quite like a vampire corpse reanimating, only to find itself perpetually boned by the ol' stake-through-the-heart trick!

*Peep the previous blog post to see the first prize print image.*

"Salem's Lot's my vacation spot. Often hoppin' out of coffin, steady rockin' while you're rottin'."
-Dave Crosland

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Contest Update & Prize Art Sneak-Peek

Hey all you ghouls & goblins. We're halfway to October 31, so here's an update on the Halloween Art Contest!

The fine folks at MOO and I agreed, it would be a lot more fun if the competition lasted a bit longer. So we're extending the submission deadline to next Friday, October 26. The judges will go over everyone's creepy-cool, themed artwork that weekend. And winners will be announced right on Halloween.

Along with the deadline extension, I wanted to share a new piece, titled "Lantern" (see above). This image will be one of the art prints included in the prize packages for our three lucky contestants. Oh, how we sweeten the pot!

Click here for the complete details of The Halloween Art Contest.

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- King Gum

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Art Contest, Sponsored by MOO!

At long last, October is upon us! And what better way to celebrate my favorite month of the year, than with a HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST!?

Yours truly is teaming up with the printing gurus at MOO for a spooktacular promotional competition. Entry is simple. All you need to do is create an original piece of Halloween-themed artwork (skulls, bats, pumpkins, spiderwebs... you know the drill). Then email your eerie work of art to Size and medium are entirely up to you. Illustrators, designers, fine artists, photographers -- all are welcome!

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Friday, October 26. After that, a panel of independent judges will choose 3 winners from the bunch. Each lucky & talented winner will receive complimentary printing from MOO and art goodies from me, including:

- One set of 25 MOO Holiday Cards
- A set of three limited edition art prints (see below)
- My latest pair of collectible postcard prints


So go ahead and get those pencils, pens, paintbrushes & styluses moving! Feel free to play with the Halloween theme... go creepy or cute, blood-curdling or comedic. The only real rules are 1) have fun, and 2) make sure your submission is "Halloween-y."

The Gory Details:
- All entries must be received by midnight, the night of October 17, 2012.
- Please submit artwork as low-resolution JPEGs or PDFs -- 72dpi, RGB, longest side no larger than 1200px.
- Judges will review submissions on October 18 & announce winners on Wednesday, October 31.
- DO NOT submit works featuring trademarked characters.

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"Black cats & bats & ghosts, make most attractive hosts!"

- Dave "King Gum" Crosland