2023-10-12. AM 02:18
[Challenge] 2023. October : Let's draw Halloween

Every year on October 31st,
Halloween events are held
all over the world.

Both adults and children
enjoying the event
dress up as Dracula or witches
and roam the streets.

Additionally, jack-o-lanterns,
which are lanterns
made from pumpkins,
add to the eerie atmosphere,
and various snacks,
candies, and foods are prepared
and shared.

Moreover, places where
many people gather,
such as amusement parks
or shopping malls,
sometimes host special festivals
to celebrate Halloween.

The second challenge theme
for October is ‘Halloween’,
a special day created
through the fusion of many cultures.

Harvesting Moon / @Dr.Gazi_Afsana
Halloween Night in a Peranakan Party
/ @One2three

Halloween is a mixture
of various cultures.

In ancient times, the Celts
held ancestral rites
on the first day of winter,
believing that the gates
of the underworld would open,
and this belief is considered
the origin of Halloween.

In the Middle Ages,
mysticism, including ghosts
and magic, was intertwined
with Roman and Christian cultures,
and customs from all over Europe
were also combined.

Afterwards, the meaning
of the ‘Day of the Dead’
in South America was added,
and commercial elements
were introduced,
shaping Halloween
into what we enjoy today.

"In the Spirit" / @casebasket
a little bit late but this is
my d-draw / @TITIART

Jack-o'-lantern is a symbol
of Halloween.

Jack-o'-lanterns, made by
carving a pumpkin
and placing a lantern inside with
holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth,
symbolize supernatural beings and
are believed to be effective
in driving away harmful spirits.

Therefore, it is said that
they were placed as guides
for souls during Halloween,
when the boundary between this world
and the afterlife becomes blurred.

It would be fun to draw pictures
of the various types
of jack-o-lanterns you know
and related stories.

Ready for halloween / @termybug
"Sehun, Luhan & Chen" / @RodrigoP.

Halloween is famous for children
dressing up in various costumes
and running around to
get candy while saying
‘Trick or treat!’

In the past, people often wore
scary or eerie makeup
such as ghosts, witches, devils,
and spirits..

However, nowadays, Halloween
has become a fun culture
with people dressing up
as characters
from various cartoons and games,
including angels and animals,
and parades are
held all over the world.

What kind of Halloween
do you think of right now?

Take on the challenge by drawing
a picture of Halloween,
from your personal
Halloween experiences,
to various costumes and scenes
you imagine.

This will be proceeded for 16 days.
from October. 16, Mon (GMT)
to October. 31, Tue (GMT).

The challenge is running based
on GMT.

Therefore, the start and end times
October differ depending on time zone
of each country, so please refer to
GMT time when uploading your work.

We look forward to your
participation and amazing works!

Thank you.

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