Monday, February 18, 2013

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge: Part 3

Day 14: Dullahan (Basically a headless horseman type thing)
So here it is, week 3 and 17 monsters down.  Kind of exciting to be halfway at this point.

Day 12: Zombie (If I had to pick a zombie I like it would be slow and falling apart.)

Day 16: Ghost
Random fun 'fact' for this week.  Day 11 was the "True Monster" day.  To the best of my knowledge (and research) it was supposed to be made up and what we thought was truly a monster.  I was a little surprised that a Cthulhu type monster wasn't on the list so mine kinda went down that path.  Here's exactly what I was thinking in pictogram form:

Cthulhu + Sandworm +Mutant Kau I designed when I was at Neopets equal True Monster Girl
Day 11: True Monster
Same as last week, all monster girls are in no particular order.

Day 13: Insect Girl (a literal human centipede who also is obsessed with the 60's)

Day 15: Reptile Girl (Chameleons Rock!!  Especially shy ones.)

Day 17: Robot Girl (Her tire is like a little hand warmer/muff thing.)

Hopefully next week I'll have time to do a colored one.  I'm not going to hold my breath though.  I started a cleaned up vector version of the true monster and I'll be surprised if I can finish it before June.

Monday, February 11, 2013

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge: Part 2

Day 10: Succubus
Do you have any idea how hard it is to draw a child succubus with out making it look like pedophile fodder?

So, I managed to make it thru my first full week.  There's something refreshing about drawing something I enjoy at night before I go to sleep.  Sadly, it doesn't help me sleep well though.

Day 8: Octomaid
Octomaid was fun, her head reminded me of Queen Elizabeth I

Day 6: Spider Girl
Spider girl is quite intent on learning to Knit.

Day 4: Naga
Hadn't heard of a Naga before this exercise.  The Wiki said that Naga in Hindi culture were usually cobras.  Although the male king cobra is the one with the hood, I really wanted to put one on my little naga girl.

Day 7: Plant Girl
I tried busting out my Tria markers for this.  It's been way too long and I was a heck of a lot rustier than I thought I'd be.

Day 5: Mermaid
Top mermaid was second and I wanted to try an angler fish inspired mermaid.  I admit I'm happier with the first, but glad I tried the second.
Day 9: Demon
Little Demon girls love AC/DC.
What you see here is this week's batch.  Only bummer about this week's batch is that I didn't have time to do a really developed color illustration on the computer.  I did get to look up a new monster I hadn't heard of yet AND I had the pleasure of trying to figure out how to make a 'cute' and pedophile detracting succubus (I'm sure this one's still probably sexy enough to attract some but I'll leave the sexually exploitative 'tween drawings to everyone else).

This last weekend I took part in a beginning puppet construction workshop put on by Lori Lane from Chatterbox Puppets.  Although I took a puppet building and performance class when I was in college, I figured it would be good to brush up on things and see how someone else approaches the idea.  I had a ton of fun and realized I had absolutely no idea what I was doing before.  You can see Todd (or Toddy Wiseass) the Anti-Lovebug below.  My husband and I did make a puppet video torturing our cat Loki with Todd but . . . I'm probably not going to post it any time soon.  Don't worry, it's not anything kinky or strange.  Just your typical "torture the pet" video.  Only with a puppet.

Todd the Anti-Lovebug made at the Chatterbox Puppets beginning puppet construction workshop.
So, big announcement for me.  I'm delving into the of realms of booth running.  I'm going to try to keep my agoraphobia in check and run my first physical booth at a convention/craft fair type experience this Bats Day Weekend (May 3rd-5th, 2013, see their Website for more details).  Since I will be having at least one new painting in the Gallery999 art show that same weekend (also part of the festivities) I figured it would only be logical to also have a booth.  More Bat's Day posts in the future, so be on the look out.

Next week: 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge Part 3

Monday, February 04, 2013

30 Day Monster Girl Challenge: Part 1

Day 1: Harpy

Day 2: Centaur

Day 3: Slime

About 6 months or so ago I noticed a fun exercise over on tumblr that people were participating in.  At the time I couldn't do it because I was beyond knee deep planning the wedding and trying to finish my Monster Show piece.  The exercise was titled "The 30 Day Monster Girl Challenge" and I decided to print it out and hold onto the challenge list until I was a little less busy.  Above you see days 1 thru 3.  I'm hoping that I can stick with it and see it thru but alas, I have a new painting to finish in conjunction with the same ol' humdrum of work.

If you're interested in doing your own, the challenge list can be found on Tumblr here.

OOOOOOoh!  And before I forget!  If you live in the Los Angeles Area and you're into puppets, the Muppety kind, a very good friend of mine is doing a puppet construction workshop this coming weekend (February 9th, 2013 from 2-6pm).  It's a beginning puppet construction class, so even if you don't have any inkling of what you're doing, she'll walk you thru the process!!

Alternate version of Puppet you will make in Lori Lane's beginning puppet class!
She's currently doing a promotional giveaway and you can read about that more on her blog.  Here is also a link to more information on her class and how to sign up.  Lori is a sincerely a wonderful teacher and it's an opportunity I wouldn't let slip by.  Read more about Lori Lane and Chatterbox Puppets here!