Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Monster Window

It's almost Halloween! I've finished a few more chapters of the comic book (which I've been working on since the beginning of 2011), so I decided it was time for me to have some fun too. It is totally not because Dan has been working on several Halloween illustrations.

Time for some sexy WIP:
Quick sketch
Pencil drawing
Finalised in pen
Scanned in Photoshop for some colourful times!
It's a little (?) different from what I usually do. But isn't that what Halloween is all about? - To go nuts? No? Why not?
Because this illustration was such a contrast from "the norm", it took a bit of convincing from my husband. He's a comic geek. It only makes sense that he likes this. Right? Yes? Yes.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Three Wise Monkeys

I have been feeling a bit burned out from work, so I decided to work on a personal project.
We have recently been watching Bill Bailey's documentary on baboons. So I thought I'd have a go at drawing those furry creatures - Baboons that is. Not Bill Bailey.
Baboons always seem so emotional, so I thought I'd incorporate their nature into doing "Three Wise Monkeys"

Hear No Evil - They are loud, so when they scream, I imagine they can't hear shit.
See No Evil - They tend to flash their buttoms to initiate friendship
Speak No Evil - They are only quiet when they have their mouths packed with anything edible.

Here's a rough sketch I did to figure out what I wanted it to look like.

And then finalised it in pen before imitating the woodcut look in Photoshop.
I wish I could've done the real printmaking but alas, I do not have all the equipment with me.