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.

 

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Month of Monsters: Edgar the Indulgent

"Edgar! Not again," cried Farmer Tuck. "Those tulips just came up. Why did you pick them all? Not only that, but why did you then put them all in a giant tulip pile and roll around in them? Why?!"

"Edgar like flowers," stated Edgar, as if that was all the explanation that was needed.

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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?"

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Month of Monsters

Lately, I've been in a dry spell inspiration-wise. A sort of artist's block, so to speak. So instead of just waiting around for my muse to come back from whatever summer vacation she appears to be on, I decided it was time for a daily project to get the ink flowing again. Therefore, each day for the month of October, I will be drawing a monster themed art card. The original art card will then be put up on my Etsy site (because, honestly, what am I going to do with 31 little monsters running around my desk).

Also, if anyone wants a specific monster, I'm happy to commission a custom monstrosity. Each 2.5" x 3.5" art card will be listed for $7 US (or $17 for three), $10 International (or $20 for three) (shipping included). Just contact me if you want something special.

The first two will go up sometime tonight (PDT).

RAWR! :)