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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Making Hallowe'en, pt. 13.

A lucky number, perhaps.

Every October, during this last week before the Big Night, there's always so much to do that I sometimes forget ideas I had during the previous few weeks... and in the case of my Poefixins™, another head was needed, but I'd forgotten about it until late last night.

Still...

I just knew it wouldn't take too long to create if I did it right, made it look just cool enough to be in a dark room with a single dim light on his vulture eye...

Of course, I am referring to the newest resident of the October Country, the Old Man from The Telltale Heart!

It never fails to make me laugh. The sculpted results of my designs always look like a mix of Jack Klugman, Christopher Plummer and somebody who must've scared me when I was a kid.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm happy to be able to whip up something as good as the above fella in the space of about two hours -- but they all kinda look alike.

Maybe that's a good thing.

Hopefully this poor, soon-to-be-victim of a madman's disgust will be creeping out kids come this weekend.

Good gosh, this weekend.

I feel a little old, sure.

And very, very spooooooooky!


DDSPoefixins™ !

3 comments:

  1. Hah, even before I read the text I was thinking "That looks like Christopher Plummer!" I don't see any Jack Klugmann, though.

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  2. I was thinking more along the lines of Liam Dunn. (Mr Hilltop in Young Frankenstein)

    I can see the Christopher Plummer--kinda.

    Man, that eye and that face. That was two hours' work? I don't think I could do that in two years.

    You are really heading for a memorable Halloween this year.

    DDSP!

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  3. Liam Dunn... 'Nice... HOP-ping!"

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