The theme of this month's artist trading card swap at Digital Art Quirks is "spooky," so I'm off on a search for goblins, ghosts and witches. And since it's Friday, I want them to be free.
First up, you'll want to check out The Graphics Fairy's huge collection of Halloween clipart. I'm in love with these bats.
It won't be Halloween without a black cat, so be sure to visit Magic Moonlight's posting of vintage Halloween postcards and art.
For the ulitmate in spooky, you have to download Annika von Holdt's Fifth Muse Photoshop brushes. These delicate, beautiful, and haunting images are so compelling that you'll want to use them all the time. (Am I gushing? They really are that wonderful.) This set is called Old Bones.
If you don't already have a Flickr account, it's worth getting one just to have access to the Collage Images group. When I searched for Halloween, the group yielded 279 photos, postcards, and vintage art pieces. I fell in love with this mask,
and this little Halloween chef. Both images were uploaded by SuzeeQue.
DaFont has a whole collection of gritty, grimy fonts perfect for Halloween. Can you believe there's even a category called Destroy fonts? A couple of my faves are Billy Angel's A Bite and Dead Secretary.
Have fun playing with the freebies. If you're interested in joining our Artist Trading Card swap, you have until October 7 to sign up.