Monstrous Sketch

A monstrosity warm-up digital sketch to show today.  I use clip studio paint for a lot of my digital work as it allows for quick, clean work.  I’m still playing around with the work-flow, but I like it.  It has a lot of tools, great line quality and I’m still discovering new things to play with on it!

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What’s your digital art program of choice?  Or are you traditional?

More to come.  Stay tuned!

Playing Catch Up

It’s been busy around here and I have a lot to share in the forthcoming weeks.  But for now I thought I would post a few images of some work I have done recently.

One piece I wanted to share was the newest in my stickman series.  This one is #6.  It’s based off of a photo that I came across.  I made a very rough pencil sketch and from there it was all tiny little stickmen – all done with a black .005 micron pen.  I gave it a simple black frame and, something new that I wish I had thought of from the beginning, a small magnifying glass.  I displayed it at the Pekin Days Art Show and received 3rd in the pen and ink category.  I also sold it!  Win-win!:

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A close up of the eye area:

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More work to show very soon.  Stay tuned!

Updates Around The Corner!

It has been a looooooooong time since I’ve updated here on my blog.  As well as my galleries.  I’ll be updating the site in the near future.  I have a lot of new work and lots of new blog posts to post.

Stay tuned!

 

A Monstrous New Direction?

I’ve been doing a bunch of sketching recently for my Monstrosities.  In my last post (April 17th), I tried creating a Monstrosity from a rough head sketch.  The result was interesting enough for me to come up with some new ideas.  I tried to see how realistic I should go.  The illustration I have to show today was an experiment in how realistic is too realistic.  Granted it’s a stylized head illustration.  But my point of it was to see where my Monstrosities should go.  I still don’t know.  I just know that I like doing these little creatures.

 

 

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But I think that this not the way these creatures should go.  This doesn’t really feel like it’s in the same world.  It feels more like a mutation or zombie-ish type of character/creature design.  While I like it, it isn’t a Monstrosity.

It was an interesting experiment.  I know a little more of where I don’t want my Monstrosities to go now, and that’s a good thing.  We’ll see what happens in the next experiment.  Maybe I’ll call these explorations “Experiments” from now on too.   Hmmmm….that’s interesting.

More to come.  Stay tuned!