Tag Archives: Monster Sketches

A hike in the jungle.

One of the things I did this summer was go on a hike in the jungle with my family.  We were in the jungles of Espírito Santo state in southeast Brazil.  The jungle in Espírito Santo does not look like this illustration, but the hike inspired me to make this drawing.  Fortunately, we did not run into any giant snakes, although our guide said one lived in the area.  I imagine it is not as big as the one I created.

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Horned Monster illustration.

I’m back from vacation.  Created a few drawings while I was visiting friends and family in Brazil.  I made this drawing of a horned monster and a few other drawings I will post over the next few weeks.  I tried a different elongated body shape for the figure to fill up the composition.

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My illustration of an Oni from Japanese folklore.

Here is my illustration of an Oni.  Oni are a kind of supernatural ogre like creature in Japanese folklore.  Oni are typically portrayed as hulking figures with horns growing out of their foreheads.

I took the inspiration for the face of the Oni from a photo I took at a traveling exhibit of samurai armor.  The armor is from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, in Dallas, Texas.  I thought the face mask had a very Oni look.

 

 

 

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Mushroom Monster illustration.

Yes, this is my mushroom monster illustration.  Made it for fun.  Enjoy the summer!

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Page full of warm up doodles

This is a page full of doodles.  I used it to warm up when I was inking some illustrations.  I usually start inking something small like a face or just make lines before I put the ink down on a final illustration.  It is a good way to get into the flow of inking.

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Scary three eye monster illustration.

I made this illustration just for fun.  It is a scary three eyed floating dungeon monster.  I am on vacation for the summer and will be posting less for the next few weeks.

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Starfish monster illustration for a client

Illustration of a starfish monster for a client (Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/).  This monster has a trident and is very angry about something.

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Monster illustration I started during a meeting.

Came up with this odd horny monster creature during a meeting.  This monster would not sit through a meeting.  It would knock over all the meeting tables and eat the projector.

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Illustration of the accursed abyss deep inside a forgotten tomb.

An adventurer heading down steps that lead deep into a tomb and into some accursed ultimate abyss.  I gave this pulpish illustration an Egyptian flavor.

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My strange angry looking birdman monster illustration

Came up with this odd creature during a meeting.  Nothing like a good mind numbing meeting to make me draw angry birdman monsters.  We all can hope for the day when time-sucking irrelevant meetings will be attacked by bird monsters!

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