Tag Archives: Monster Sketches

My Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character for a client. #Barsoom

This is an illustration for a client (Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/).  This illustration is an Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martian looking character.  Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American pulp fiction author most famous for creating Tarzan.  He also wrote novels about Barsoom his fictional representation of the planet Mars.

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Alien monster in a jar captured by an exoplanetary biologist.

Had fun with the retro looking machinery that makes up the walls in this illustration.  The woman is an exoplanetary biologist looking with some pride at a particularly dangerous creature she managed to capture alive.  I sketched this illustration out for Inktober, but just found the time to ink it in this week.  Has some shades of the movie The Shape of Water.  However, this interspecies pair do not seem to be on good terms.  I still have not been able to see Guillermo del Toro’s latest movie.

 

 

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My ink illustration of a two headed zilant wyvern dragon.

I created this illustration of a two headed zilant wyvern for a client.  It is work for an upcoming monster manual from Esoteric Exhumed https://landofnod.blog/ A zilant wyvern is a legendary Tatar creature, something between a dragon and a wyvern.

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My illustration of an ice cream eating monster.

Had fun making a fair going monster in a state of peaceful happiness enjoying two scoops of chocolate chip ice cream.

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Adding Color to My Black and White Ink Work

These drawings are an illustration artistic experiment.  I’m learning how to add color in Photoshop to my black and white ink work.  I believe I’ll be able to come up with a faster more satisfying way to color my work.  My watercolors are not scanning the way I want, so Photoshop might work better.  I need to try something with more of a background.  The creature drawings are new, but the woman on the robot is a black and white drawing from a few months ago.  However, next time I’m going back in time.  So take me away, I don’t mind, but you better promise me I’ll be back in time.  Gotta get back in time!

Monstertest1 copy Monstertest3 copy Monstertest2 copy Robotwoman

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Homage to The Ghost of Captain Cutler

Here is another drawing from my sketch book that is a homage to Scooby-Doo.  The original episodes from Hanna-Barbera Productions, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You” and “The Scooby-Doo Show” were big influences on my interest in drawing and monsters.   I remember being particularity fascinated by The Ghost of Captain Cutler.

 The Ghost of Captain Cutler copy 

 

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particularly monotonous meeting sketches

These drawings are some more from my sketchbook.  I drew some of these during a particularly monotonous meeting about lunch room scheduling.  Nothing like a good meeting about scheduling more time to talk about scheduling. sketchbookdrawings copy

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Ray gun illustration

Here is a spaceman sketch from my doodling in one of my education classes.  I am always drawn to the individual man versus monster theme.  In the end, we all have to face our monsters with nothing but a ray gun and our own gumption.

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The Lizard and the Jungle

This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “Jump”. My charming and talented wife is in the process of creating a new website for my work. My WordPress blog is going to be integrated with the new site. The transition should go smoothly over the next few weeks and everything on the blog will remain the same. In the not too distant future my blog will become attached to my new portfolio site.

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Watercolor illustration for Illustration Friday

My computer has returned to life. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive! This watercolor is yet another Illustration Friday illustration. The word of the week is, “suspense”. I included the pen and ink sketch below the final work.

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