One of my new year resolutions is to try and make a small color sketch every day. I alternate between a fanart week and a week dedicated to my characters, and February’s second week was for my antropomorphic Haunted Houses
You have probably seen my Haunted Houses’s series here in Calico Chimera, as I give human bodies to many haunted houses around the world. What you probably don’t know is that I also have done chibi stickers of all of them. So today, I thought I’d share the current line-up for you all to see. In order: Villisca, Winchester, The House of Aunt Toña, The Tubos’s House, and the Aberdeen’s Tolbooth.
This year I was honored to work in the Marvel Masterpieces 2018 card set put out by Upperdeck with 59 cards. I can’t tell you how much I squeed the second I got the cards, and how hard it was to pick JUST 59 characters because Marvel is probably my favorite Superhero comic universe of all time.
So here are 27 of those 59 cards (c’mon, I have to leave some to surprise anyone who gets them in their packs!) that I hope you like as much as I loved doing them. And, just for curiosity sake, which one is your favorite?
In every story, there’s that one character who enjoys getting in trouble and getting everyone else in trouble. The troublemakers, so to speak. Obviously, my stories are not the exception.
I made this illustration, with the most mischievous of my characters from my stories for a new banner in my patreon and facebook page, but of course, I just had to make them full body to share them with you all.
Moonlight Honesty is from Gradients, which is currently a Patreon-exclusive strip and you get the whole archive for just $1.00 USD a month. Updates on Fridays.
Dew is from Dream Keeper Robin, that you can read for free at Tapas (Link on the main menu), or buy at my store in physical form. Updates on Mondays.
Phoenix is from Traveling Seers, that you can read at Tapas (link on the main menu). Updates on Wednesdays.
Raziel is from Devil in Disguse. More about him to come out soon 😉
Winchester Mansion is, of course, from my Haunted House series, that you may have seen here.
And finally Moira is from my very first professional comic, I.Doll. But hers is a story for another time.
Next in my haunted houses series, is the Alberdeen Tolbooth. It may be a bit of a cheat, as it’s not a house now, and it never was. It was a prison, and now it’s a museum. Hence, he’s a guy. And well, he has the reputation of being the most haunted place in all of England. Sure, most of the hauntings are pretty tame, and it’s mostly to scare people away, but given how violent the story of old England prisons is, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was more bloody than we all imagine.
This particular playful house is from the city of Monterrey. She was built by a single father for his daughter, who, according to the legend was wheelchair bound. Thus, the house was fitted accordingly with ramps and not stairs. Unfortunately, one day when he and his daughter were checking the house, she slid down one of said ramps and out of the window, dying instantly. Since then, legend says, anyone who spends time inside the unfinished house will end up jumping out of the window, pushed by the house.
But come on, look at her! She only wants to play with you.
La Casa de la Tía Toña, or the Tía Toña House, is a very intriguing house down here in Mexico City. It’s in the middle of the Chapultepec Forest, and entering there is forbidden. It’s also the focus of at least four contradicting stories, from the age of the Tía Toña (Some say she was elderly, some say that she was in her 40’s), to the nature of what happened there (Some say she killed some kids that were bullying her, some say that she killed the children she had adopted, all say she killed herself afterwards), and what happens if you actually manage to enter her.
That’s why making her design was so fun. Because she’s beautiful, but shrouded in mystery.
I’ve always found the Winchester Mansion to be fascinating. Both the house itself with it’s crazy architecture, as the story behind why it has such weird rooms. So of course, she had to be the second of the set of actual haunted houses in human form. She’s young, she’s old, and she’s always there to help you hide.
This is the continuation of my project of the Pie Dragons (you can see the first set of Dragons here) with the other four flavors. Unfortunately, as I did them individually you can’t see the scale, but Pumpkin is the biggest of them all (although he’s not as big as a real Pumpkin. He might be able to hide in many pots, though), while Raspberry is the smallest. All the individual Dragons will be available as stickers and, as soon as I figure out how, Magnets. But the next step is, of course, see them acting together in various scenes. So let me know… what would be your favorite combination?
Another of my half-naked cute guys, this one likes to run near a dormant volcano hot springs. He was really fun to color, as darker skins present a better challenge for lights and shadows.