Here is another Halloween Head I illustrated in the marvelous vector design application called Affinity Designer. I started this yesterday morning with a vague polygon shape for a face and a cog shape for hair. I wasn’t sure if it was going to go anywhere, but I kept on fiddling with colors and shapes until it was time to go to work. In work I played with it here and there during down-time on a well-worn 2008 Macbook that I keep next to my great big work iMac. I continued on it at home while trying to watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Tubi TV, which is a tough movie to have playing in the background while trying to concentrate on an illustration. I switched to another show — I don’t remember what — and called it a night when I realized it was later than I thought. I attacked it anew in the morning and finished it up before work.
This wasn’t my first attempt at illustrating everybody’s favorite grave robbing, chainsaw wielding madman from the great State of Texas. I had tried and given up a number of times before. It wasn’t until I decided to combine comedy and tragedy into this guy that it started to work. Old Leatherface seems to be a jolly fellow in the movie. It looked like he enjoyed his work. I figured his victim and face donor would not have seen the fun in it and would have worn a dour if appropriate facial expression.
I hope I’ve succeeded. Comments are welcome below.