Weekend Art Cards

So, I have this thing when I go to conventions or concerts or really anywhere that involves me sitting in lines for an excessive amount of time; I draw little sketches. I then give those sketches away to folks who seem to like them (at least, that is my sincere hope).

Here are the few I did this weekend while visiting Emerald City Comicon. Thanks so much to anyone who was kind enough to take one home.

 

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Month of Monsters: Famished Freddie

“Whacha looking at? Can’t a bloke eat his rat in peace without getting all oggled at? Bugger off  yer old prune.”

“Oh my! Why, I never!” Edna pulled her scarf tighter around her head as she continued hobbling down the pavement.

The neighbourhood was really in a rough state these days, Edna thought to herself. Maybe she really should look into joining one of those nice mature communities that her kids kept badgering her about. She made a mental note to look over the pamphlet again once she got home.

Original art for sale.

 

Month of Monsters: Pinchy Penny

Martha looked at the two cans of coconut milk in her hands.

“You know you can’t afford the organic one,” said a small voice next to her left ear. “Plus, I mean, come on! Who’s heard of coconuts that aren’t organic? The ruddy things virtually spew out of palm trees. No pesticides or fertilizer required. It’s a giant coconut scam is what that is. Trust me, you’ll be fine with the regular one.”

Martha nodded. Penny had a point.

She placed the regular coconut milk in her basket.

 

Original art for sale.

 

Month of Monsters: Nora the Nepenthesaurus

The prize, and favorite, specimen in Professor Luftuttle’s menagerie, was the rare and beautiful Nepenthesaurus. She seemed to think very highly of the professor as well. Of course, it probably helped that he always had some succulent Theraphosa blondi’s with him every time he visited his beloved pet. She did love her spiders.

Original art for sale. SOLD

Month of Monsters: Syphilitic Sylvester – Drawing Process

I thought I would mix things up today. Instead of just heading straight to the finished monster, I felt like sharing my drawing process in the hopes that it’s either helpful and/or mildly interesting.

The first step is figuring out the creature design. If I were doing a larger piece, I’d probably take some time to play around with a few ideas on a scrap piece of paper or in Photoshop. Often, the sketch is redone several times until a desired design is found.

Yeah, that looks better. Let’s try this design.

Now it’s time to clean up the drawing. Yay! The monster is taking shape.

Now it’s time to throw down some ink. Nice, but it needs some details and line variation.

Oh yeah, now we’re talking. He’s definitely got a skeezy vibe going on now.

And the finished monster in all its syphilitic glory.

 

Original art for sale. SOLD

 

 

 

 

Month of Monsters: Olga the Nosy

“Well,” said Olga, waggling a knowing eyebrow. “I heard that Mr. Coffmin, seeing as he was never fond of Mrs. Coffmin’s treacle tart, so guess what he did, he fed it to the chickens!

“As anyone who’s anyone knows, chickens are dreadfully allergic to treacle. Turns out he poisoned the whole flock! Oh, I heard the misses was ever so shocked to find all her hens belly up. He didn’t tell her about the tart, you see. Instead he told her he heard that the vampire moths were extra bad this year and that he reckoned that’s what got them.

“I hear she now spends the night in the coop with the replacement hens with a bunch of garlic and a fly swatter.

“At least that’s what I heard. What did you hear?”

Original art for sale.