Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 7

  • The first creature uses its long scrawny arms to pull creatures into its mouth full of thick broken teeth, and pulverizes into them for food. Excess bones and blood get spat out the hold in its head. At this point I should tell you the theme for this page is monstrous horrors.
  • To me nothing looks more lethal than something skinny and spikey, something that's too quick and nimble for you to fight back whilst it cuts you with every touch. I'm not even sure what this spikey thing is, a robot, a bug, an alien, just keep it away from me.
  • A floating monster skull surrounded by spinning fire, should effectively frighten any adventurer, perhaps more so than it did whilst alive.
  • Okay, this cloaked monster isn't quite so scary. It has a simple grumpy face and what looks like a dumpy lizard body. Whatever. It knows the crowd it wants to hang out with.
  • Alright, I had a little bit of space at the bottom of the page and what happened was a dragon in the shape of glasses. Don't tell me you wouldn't be scared if you opened your glasses case and saw those staring at you.

The theme here was anthropomorphic, creatures that are more humanly shaped than animal.
  • The first guy looks mean. The kind of mean that'll cause you problems whether you get in his way or not.
  • Cyclops guy is angry. Judging by his dress, maybe he just lost a swim competition. Or won? Angry, cheering, it's always hard to tell with a cyclops.
  • Originally I was going to write that the theme of this page was 'monster solders' but it's hard to imagine this pudgy thing with janky arms being a soldier. Imagine being told this guy was gonna defend you.
  • I didn't mean for the last creature too look sleepy. I wanted narrowed eyes, but to convey thought and intensity. Instead, she looks, well... let's say that magic has a lot of slang terms and you feel hungry after performing it.

Guess the theme. Go on. I dare you.
  • The first bird has such a bushy head and tail it could hide in an actual bush. Which seems odd, 'cos it doesn't seem like you're taking the advantage of flight if your camouflage depends on what's on the ground.
  • I had the idea for this creature for a while but didn't get round to it for a long time. Why do we do that? Anyway, it's a wingless bird so tiny that it flies by gripping onto the spinning propeller-like blades of a certain plant.
  • Almost every one of these birds have a unique pattern on their large, droopy wings. On the rare occasions that two birds discover they share a pattern, they fly off. Scientists aren't sure where, nor are they sure if they're flying off to fight or fu- the other thing.
  • I suppose I like the idea of ear wings because I drew them again on this bird, with even more wings down its body. Without feet to land, it instead rests by dripping vines with its head feather and hanging from it.
  • The last bird has a beak that beings from the top of its head, providing a sturdy helmet. What? You don't know how tough some of those clouds are.

THAT'S IT! The end of Fantasy Week 2015. Actually I've got a couple more pages like this but I need to save up for Fantasy Week 2016. I don't know what I'll be posting next... I hope you'll come back to find out!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 6

  • It doesn't matter how beautiful the rest of your coral reef body is, if you start off with a giant clam for a head, people are gonna keep their distance.
  • This fish-man looks like he'd be quite pleased if people kept their distance.

This page started with a lizard so happy I couldn't see how anything else on this page could be anything but smiling.

  • The first creature, though clearly a demon of some kind, seems just as scared of Hell as anyone else.
  • The centaur creature pushed itself onto four legs so as not to be defined as a bug. Bugs get squished. Centaurs gets bows.
  • Werewolves belong in 'horror' more so than fantasy, in my opinion. Although, that's my opinion in blogger-mode. In drawing mode, my opinion is 'let me draw what I like, you internet twat.'
  • The slab of rock with its crown-like head fancies itself a king. It could very well be a king, but no one's gonna take orders from a rock.
  • I felt the last thing I drew should have as much energy as the werewolf. Or at least, more energy than the rock. So here's a running, flightless bird. It looks scared. It may be pissed I made it flightless. Hey, at least I put the wolf running in the opposite direction.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 5

  • I don't know how much mischief that first creature can cause with just a head and four little legs but with an expression like that I wouldn't want to test him.
  • Not many bears have a long flowing mane yet this one seems determined not to be thought of as less powerful.
  • I asked my boyfriend to give me a word and I'd come up with a creature related to it. He said 'dront'. That made me think of a short, tough, aggressive creature so I drew this armoured horned beast. He later told me 'dront' was Swedish for 'dodo'. Oh. Well, I got the 'short' part right.
  • A mechanical bug with fire coming out the butt. Who would invent such a thing? My theory is that it crawls around bars for all those people that ask "Got a light?" My second theory is that it incinerates anyone who asks "Got a cigarette?"
  • Another fish with seaweed hair apparently, although this one has a shell hat. He appears to be on his way to a party. I certainly didn't plan to draw him that way. Perhaps I just wasn't invited.

  • Two days ago I said I would include monkeys on these pages, but didn't really know what to do with them. Do you see what I mean now? I drew this guy and I liked it, but there's no fantasy element to here. It's just a monkey. I guess, subconciously, I think monkeys are pretty cool and varied enough as they are.
  • Drawing wings on the side of that bird's head meant it was destined not to fly, but I don't care. I like it this way.
  • This snake doesn't have eyes on its head, it has them everywhere else instead. That's a nice little rhyme, so I'll quit while I'm ahead.

There may have been a theme attempted here, to make each creature on this page a monstrous beast. It starts off strong enough with the bat creature, but then the wolf I followed it up with looks rather fluffy and wide-eyed. No claws, no snarling teeth. The demon creature has those, but his stance isn't imposing, he could be waiting at a bus stop. Then there's a little bug, simply keeping company. Don't get me wrong, I ilke these guys. But the theme that started with the bat, seemed to end with it.

Fantasy Week hasn't ended though. More tomorrow!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 4

  • You've heard of the Three Wise Monkeys, right? Avoiding evil by covering their eyes, ears and mouth with their hands? Well this monkey is a little more proactive and prefers to use his giant hands to give evil an old fashioned beat down! Or steal bananas, I forget which.
  • The fat fish is in fact mostly air, floating about the ocean and gulping whatever comes its way. The obvious course of action is, of course, not to go its way but it somehow always needs to be where other fish need to go.
  • Bugs thought they'd have an easy time when they heard one species of frog ditched two of its legs as 'fuck you' to the whole jumping thing. It was a nasty surprise when they discovered the frog had instead developed a far superior tongue to its cousins.
  • The hairy thing with the horns leads a primarily sedantry lifestyle and as such can mislead others into thinking its harmless. Just remember, it has those horns for a reason.
  • Here's the first machine of these fantasy-filled pages. So exciting! It's purpose? It fills awkward space left by artists making up composition as they went along. The next machines are more interesting.

This is the first time I set myself a goal on one of these fantasy pages, a little theme. I wanted each creature to be made of something different to the other. I ended up with something mechanical, biological and then a spooky thing. I hope I don't lose your interest for the rest by saying this, but, this is one of my favourite pages.

  • Machines are becoming a regular feature now as I go with another robot, only this has much much simpler shapes. He's not actually smiling, that's just how the two halves of his head fit together. It's easy to forget that though and find yourself charmed by him. Some people deliberately forget.
  • Despite his giant sharp teeth, this creature is more grouchy than dangerous. Smaller creatures like to relax on its huge fluffy body, and though he finds it annoying the grouchy creature always misses them when they're gone.
  • If I recall correctly, I started drawing this plant creature thinking 'Don't just draw a flower person, do something more creative'. I was left with a flower person. I love it anyway.
  • The fish came about from the thought 'What would a fish with seaweed hair look like?' The answer was just dandy. It looks just dandy.
More tomorrow!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Fantasy Week, part 3

  • The first creature looks like it's from space, and it looks like it was a mean creature in charge of something. At his current size, that probably won't carry over here. But the floating cloak is a neat trick.
  • Sometimes when I make up birds, I like to go crazy with the beaks. This bird's entire face is a beak, with similar material on its legs. Maybe it has run-ins with that dragon from yesterday, or feeds on a rather tough worm.
  • The smaller bird next to it can't fly as high or as far but it's happy to get any lift, even if its tail still drags along the ground.
  • Despite the popular myth, cutting a worm in half does not give you two worms. This one, however, is already two worms. Good luck getting near it with a blade.
  • A trend starts on this page where I include monkeys on these monster-filled pages but don't really know what to do with them. I think the reason for that is that I peaked with this monkey that is also a banana.
  • The bat? I'll be honest with you, there was space in the middle of the paper which I just decided to fill with a bat.

  • Snakes think slithering is the best method to get around but this one discovered springing.
  • Bees dies when they sting someone, this one had the good sense to grow more than one stinger.
  • The horns on this slug's shell would make great handles if you wanted to ride it, although the compromise is that you wouldn't get anywhere particularly fast.
  • See what I mean about going mad with beaks? This one's got a whole headress thing going on with his.
  • I imagine this petal-headed reptile camoflauges itself by hiding in a bunch of flowers, and hopes no one notices one of the flowers has a long green lizard face poking out. 
  • I based the last one on a lynx. Lynxes are beautiful and I'm not sure why I don't draw them more often.

  • You'd think being a dinosaur-dragon would be more exciting than what this one's facial expression is currently protraying. Maybe he thinks his pattern of square makes him boring, like that famous expression "Be there, or be a square-patterned dinosaur-dragon."
  • This duck-like creature is just happy, and that makes me happy.
  • I'm annoyed that the hairy little mammal is apparently staring up at the dino-dragon, I didn't want anything on these pages to be intereacting with each other. But at least someone is interested in those squares.
  • I'm rather fond of this chunky fish. I don't think it'd be nimble enough to strip off your flesh in seconds like a piranha, but it'd give you a decent tug-of-war with your leg. Or boat engine.
More tomorrow!


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 2

I did most of the talking yesterday, so let's just fill up on drawing.

  • An angry cloud with lightning hands and hair. Cartoonists always draw storms so angry. Thunder isn't a happy sound, I suppose. But if you make the cloud laugh hard enough it'll pee rain itself and eventually disappear.
  • A jet-propelled plant. Presumably it got bored waiting on the ground for bugs to fall into its mouth, so went after them instead. That's what I did.
  • This Ant is so big it needs its own ant nest. Don't call it 'the queen' though, its very sensitive about its masculinity.
  • A Snowman with ice boots (as in boots made out of ice) and a pair of boxing gloves. You'd think if it liked sports it'd be more into skiiing or something.

  • The bog monster is too cute to be called a monster but it is at least from a bog.
  • I'm not entirely sure what the genie-robot thing is. Oh, I appeared to have answered my own query. It's a genie-robot thing.
  • This happy looking quadraped probably has some ferocious ancestors, but now they've been bred-out to make the perfect pet. Dog? Cat? We're in an imaginary fantasy realm, so let's call it a dog-cat and move on.
  • This sea-dragon is adorable and that's all I have to say about it.
I'm not sure if I meant for everything on that page to be so friendly looking when I started but I'm happy that's where it went.

  • This crawly lizard has a cheeky smile which makes me wonder what it can hear with those long ears.
  • This cat looks like a fighter and if it doesn't go by the name 'Fancy Whiskers', it should.
  • We end with the most traditional of fantasy creatures, a dragon. Even though we had a dragon earlier. This one has wings however, so many in fact that it never needs to land, which is just as well for everyone concerned. Unless you're one of the smaller flying creatures I've drawn in later pages.

More tomorrow!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Fantasy Week, Part 1

One of my favourite things to do in drawing is to fill a page with fantasy animals and monsters. The first time I did this was because I had some specific ideas I wanted to put down, but since then it's just been a fun exercise for the imagination. I've been doing this for years and I finally made time to scan them all in.

An Octopus with a skull on it. Octo-Pirate? Why not. A fish with flame-like fins, keeping the water warm without having to pee. If it peed as well as having flame-fins it'd probably cook itself. A tree that carries around boulders because, well, those branches always looked like hands to me and there's not much else lying around a forest. Carrying around another tree would be rude. And a bug with a face shaped like a fist so don't think 'drink' when people warn you about it giving you a 'punch'.

These ideas were in my head before I started drawing, though I may have come up with the bug when I ran out of space for anything other than an insect. What followed after that were pages of whatever happened when I put pencil to paper.

Thus begins the Fantasy Week 3! Updates every day, of either one or multiple pages. Depends on how good I think those pages are or how much I can be bothered to write... See you tomorrow!