Sunday, June 24, 2012

Splotch Monstress

Just looking at it, I found this splotch quite complicated.

However, once I started drawing, it turned out quite easy to make a monster out of it.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Splotch Monster - Two Sides of One Monster

 Latest monster:

The interesting thing about it (for me, anyway) - it looks good up side down, too. The effect was an accident and not an intention. I only noticed it when I was scanning the image.

The splotch:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Splotch Monster Floral Explosion

Just for a bit of variety, I added some flowers and circles to the background. I see it as some sort of a lizard like creature, but I've been told it looks like a mole. This is why I love splotch monsters. No pressure to make it look like any specific creature.

The splotch:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Splotch Monster

A weird splotch... like this one:

Leads to a weird monster... like this one:

Is it a horse? Is it a long haired dude with a mustache. Is it a somewhat masculine lady holding a weird purse? Is it a weird animal breeder? I have no idea. 

What does it look like to you?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Splotch Monster - Smiling Sue

The monster for today is girly, trendy and friendly lady. I am calling her Smiling Sue.

The splotch:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Splotch Monster - The Purple Rider

The latest splotch monster is a duo of monsters born out of a single splotch once again. I like how it turned out. Looks cute.

The splotch:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Splotch Monster Book - Page 7

I've been really enjoying making splotch monsters lately. I worry sometimes that I am just copying Steve's monsters and style, but other than that I am having a blast making these.

This one was originally going to be only one monster, but the other one emerged in the background as I was finishing up and I let it be. 

No scan of the initial splotch once again. Sorry. I keep forgetting.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ilustration Friday - Shiny

It takes an effort to make things shiny, be it as big as a personality or as small as a silver spoon. Sometimes it almost takes being a super hero to succeed.

Just for the record, this is a splotch monster from page 6 of my book of splotch monsters.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Splotch Monster - The Performer

Another day, another splotch monster. I had too much blank space on top, so I drew a curtain there. I think it works well with this particular monster.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Splotch Monster - A Blushing Flyer

This looks like a flying doggy to me. Wouldn't such a monster be super cute and cool?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Splotch Monster - Shy Redhead

Winged, nude, redhead, splotch monster. 

Did it late at night. I had no intention to go this way, but the splotch monsters have a mind of their own.


Diva's Challenge #73 - Us My Tangle - Bridgen

Bridgen is one of those tangles that looks easy, but then proves to be tricky once you try it, at least that was so for me. I went through several unsuccessful attempts before I ended up with this one. 

 I will salvage the "failures" sometime soon.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Diva's Challenge #17

Diva's Challenge #17 - 15 Minutes of Fame

The challenge here is to create a whole piece in just 15 minutes. Drawing, shading, everything.

The notebook I use for Diva's Challenge entries is 6x6" while the official zentangle size is only 3.5x3.5", so my surface is almost three times the regular size, that's a lot of extra space to work with, which I love, but in this case it doesn't help. Still, I thought I'd be all right by using pens of bigger sizes. Perhaps it would have worked if I didn't choose to start with Cubine. I knew it would take me too long as soon as I started, even with a medium Copic brush pen. I hurried, hurried, hurried and got this:

But it took me 23 minutes. I think it's all right, but in terms of the challenge it's a fail.

Not wanting to settle for a failed attempt I gave it another shot. I started with a 3.5x3.5" square to be true to the Zentangle format and went for really simple tangles to make it easier to finish the task in time. I took a deep breath and dived into it. Fifteen minutes exactly and here's the result:

Not a bad one, I think. The paradox turned out nice this time.

I am glad I did this one, but I am ready to go back to relaxed drawing without a ticking clock in the background now.  

Friday, June 1, 2012

Diva's Challenge #16

Diva's Challenge #16 - Mooka

This was a simple and enjoyable challenge. Use Mooka - that's all. This was the first time I used Mooka as far as I can remember. I added it to my book of tangles and went on with creating the challenge piece. In addition to Mooka I used Huggy Bear, Artoo and a few others (I am terrible at remembering names). I think Artoo and mooka go great together.

I like how this one turned out.