Oddly, while Halloween has never been a favourite holiday of mine, I'm a huge fan of fantasy and make believe. Since childhood, my vivid imagination has taken the common place in some strange directions. I have been able to take 'what ifs' in life and paint them into pictures with a fantastical brush, an art I honed as a youngster.
Also, while my childhood peers were content to play out their fanciful adventures, I loved to put them to paper. I penned tales of love, romance and dastardly deeds. Now, when my husband is a few minutes late coming home, my mind envisions a reason worthy of a Dean Koontz novel.
Reading the aforementioned author, a favourite of mine, I'm able to accept the stories he weaves no matter how fanciful they might be. My fascination with possibilities overrides improbabilities.
Watching movies, I have no problem checking common sense at the door as I enter a world far from any known reality.
Why not, then, take that fantasy into the already imaginative world of art and illustration? I have scoped out some terrific tutorials to do just that:
Create Fantasy Art
Fantasy Art Tips
50 Imaginative Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials
Dreamy Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials