Halloween Pumpkin for 2021

Not Too Scary

A pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern waits in a field on a clear fall night in the latest drawing from Steve’s Sketchbook. Boo! Okay, so it isn’t really all that scary.

Last year, I actually drew two pumpkins, and you can see them here and here. This will probably be the only pumpkin for this year, instead of two like last year. But I thought it would be fun to make these pumpkins an annual thing. Sort of like an annual pumpkin carving contest, except that instead it is an annual pumpkin drawing. And it is not really a contest. Unless someone else wants to enter, and another someone else wants to furnish the prize.

I also thought that a pumpkin would be a good break from Mobius the Goat, who seems to be getting most of the drawing attention around here these days. Interestingly, I had not even started drawing Mobius at this time last year when I was drawing those earlier pumpkins. Isn’t it interesting to see what all can happen in a year?

Anyway, I hope you have a happy Halloween in a few weeks, and that you don’t eat too much candy! Just the right amount of candy is good!

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39

About the Artwork

I did briefly consider starting with one of the pumpkins from last year and just changing the face, sort of like I was making a new carving. Instead, I decided to start fresh, although this pumpkin does somewhat resemble the second pumpkin from last year. I guess you could say they were grown in the same patch.

For the stars in the night sky, I used a Procreate brush that was actually intended to be snow. But I think it worked pretty well as stars. You might not have thought anything about it before I mentioned it. So maybe I should not have mentioned it.

Check back soon for more from Steve’s Sketchbook!


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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through Burnsland.com, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.