Featured Artwork and October Desktop Calendar: Spooked on Halloween

"Spooked on Halloween" desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.
“Spooked on Halloween” desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.

With six black cats in the house I’ve got the Halloween look nearly every day,  and I knew last year when I did this sketch on Halloween night that I’d somehow use this for Halloween this year. It’s The Four Housecats of the Apocalypse!

“Who are they and what do they want?”

Indeed the Fantastic Four were spooked on Halloween night as Trick-or-Treaters knocked on the door and I handed out candy. They love guests, it was all that knocking they weren’t sure about, plus the occasional police cruiser, ambulance or fire truck with flashing lights just slowly cruising by to keep the streets safe. And I was outdoors, what was I doing out there? It was all so strange.

When in doubt, stick together. And make sure your eyes are really big so I can count how many are there.

From left, Mr. Sunshine, Mewsette, Jelly Bean, Giuseppe wish you all a very happy Meow-lo-Ween!

In this case, I really liked the rough edges on each cat, but not the sketchy coverage of black inside of the original sketch, so I modified and filled to make them solid so their eyes would really stand out—and the background had to be purple.

ink sketch of four black cats
“Spooked on Halloween”, brush marker, 5.5″ x 5″ © B.E. Kazmarski

I like to offer a different style of desktop calendar each month, and I’ve been looking forward to this simple design—which you’ll very soon see on other products! It’s hard to believe but Halloween cards and garden flags are coming soon, so download your calendar now or look in the left margin of my home page for the link to this post all through October.


This month’s desktop calendar

I’ve worked this image into a desktop calendar for you to enjoy and use for the entire month. Looking at the downloads from previous months and averaging out which dimensions fit which devices, I have reduced the number of variations from 12 to three. It was very time-consuming to create all the variations with new devices arriving all the time, so I have one for horizontal monitors/screens, one for square monitors/screens, and one that should fit the dimensions of nearly all mobile devices. If these sizes don’t work for your device, please let me know—believe it or not, I don’t have any mobile device at all except for a TracPhone, though I do have three different sizes of desktop computers!

How to download and use your desktop calendar

  1. Click on one of the images below that matches the dimensions of your monitor to open the image in a new page.
  2. Right-click on that image and on a desktop computer choose “save as desktop wallpaper” or “save as background” or whichever option your operating system gives you to be able to do this. You may also simply save it to your hard drive and set it as your background from there.

Horizontal monitors and screens

"Spooked on Halloween" desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.
“Spooked on Halloween” desktop calendar for wide and HD monitors.

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Square monitors and screens

"Spooked on Halloween" desktop calendar for square monitors.
“Spooked on Halloween” desktop calendar for square monitors.

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Mobile Devices

"Spooked on Halloween" desktop calendar for kindle, iPad and mobile devices.
“Spooked on Halloween” desktop calendar for kindle, iPad and mobile devices.

 

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Take a look at other featured artwork and desktop calendar posts.

Each month I feature a piece of feline artwork from the archives to the present day, discuss its history and process, and set it up as a free downloadable desktop calendar for just about every electronic device available.

 


Click here to see other daily sketches, and click here to see daily photographs.

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