Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WELCOME

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I watched the amazing BOBBY CHIU paint a monster (actually several monsters) on his blog... and then just HAD to draw one myself. I grabbed a pencil and started drawing. Something fuzzy... with wings... and ears... and a tail. I haven't drawn with a pencil like this in a long time. It was fun. I usually use a mechanical pencil to sketch with. It is handy to just click to get more lead without a pencil sharpener... but I picked up a "Thoro Black" drawing pencil and it made such NICE lines! Sometimes just a simple change of tools or materials can cause you to have a different experience when you draw.

After I drew the monster, I thought I would add a WELCOME sign on the cloud. Since WELCOME is the IF word of the week. You just wouldn't believe how many clouds don't welcome flying monsters. It's a pity. : )

I scanned in the drawing and then had some fun playing around with layers and colors in Photoshop. I have a lot to learn there, but it is becoming more familiar to me all the time. So that's it. Go watch Bobby, grab a pencil, and draw a monster.

8 comments:

paula said...

I know what you mean about getting into the pencil lines. This turned out great! And Monster's eyes are looking directly at the viewer. I have a tough time getting my characters to do that. Love it, Doug!

Courtney said...

love it!

Christina said...

very nice character design!

theartofpuro said...

I love it and this monster is adorable

bagalagalaga said...

I'm a big monster drawing fan, and this one is great!

Pencil Pocket said...

Amazing. I love your style! I'm going to check out the Bobby Chiu vid now! :)

Alina Chau said...

Wicked awesome!!

spongebob printable coloring pages said...

Doug! drawing pencil and it made such NICE lines! I Love it,