31 Days of Lessons Learned: Day Fourteen
I Made a (Free) Batman Pumpkin Stencil
When my 31 Day series ended last year, I had an idea to use this year for 31 Days of Free Pumpkin Stencils. My plan was going to be to make stencils of all makes: pop culture, politics, cartoons, TV, movies, comics, etc. It was very ambitious, especially for a Photoshop novice like me, so it never really made it off the ground.
Tonight, I decided to give it a shot. This year’s theme is lessons learned and we’re so close to Halloween, so I figured why not.
Making my first pumpkin stencil was a comedy of errors. I first tried Tom Hardy as Bane. That didn’t work out as well as I wanted. I then moved onto several incarnations of Batman (’60s Adam West Batman, Batman Beyond, Greg Capullo). That didn’t work that well, so I tried Heath Ledger’s Joker. Still, a disaster. I then got this wild idea that I could make a good Christopher Walken stencil. It actually didn’t look half-bad, but I couldn’t get the spiky hair just right.
I then went back to the well and did a simpler version of Batman.
So, here it is. A free Batman stencil (inspired by one of the Batman Begins movie posters) for all your pumpkin carving needs.
Today, I learned I can make a stencil, but I also learned I need a lot more practice.