Friday, June 26, 2015

Time to Draw a Monster

Drawing rocketships, robots and monsters is a lot of fun but creating monsters is what I really enjoy. I suppose it has to do with the subtle shapes required for drawing a monster rather than a robot or a rocketship. Robots and rocketships are mechanical and pretty much require solid defined lines.
When creating monsters I start out with a simple shape and think in 3-D. As I draw, the lines become more subtle and I start to bring out the characteristics of arms, legs, and the head if the monster has these features. What makes my monster different from a robot or rocketship is the overall shape. Monsters may have claws, horns and even a tail but this is my choice. Robots and rocketships have solid lines and are mechanical. Coloring adds to the final appeal for my monster. Until next time have a monster of a day. Sorry I had to say that.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Latest PostCard Illustration 2015

Created a new illustration for my postcards that I am mailing out to potential clients. I had a lot of fun creating this image with Manga Studio 5. I enjoy the natural feel of the brushes and how easy it is to blend colors. This is a departure from using Photoshop because my brush work is becoming looser and natural.