After doing the last Monster Challenge picture I had time to do one of those awesome screenshot redraws… but then it took ages to finish and I have now fallen behind on the challenge. I’ll catch up though!
Digimon Adventures is still my all-time favourite cartoon and Tai is my favourite fictional character for reasons I cannot possibly figure out. He’s just adorable. So when I was twelve this scene just killed me and I figured it was time to pay it proper attention now that I’m all grown up and can do things. I could write an entire essay on how much I love this show and why, and maybe some day I will do just that, but for now I’ll just say that every character had some major screw-up in their background that just made them really lovable.
It’s probably better to see this full-viewed. Also fuck backgrounds.
30 Day Monster Boy Challenge number 4 was any sort of human-taur thing :D so I made a Cameltaur. Super clumsy name, but there’s not really another way of naming him unless I name him after a camel-herding tribe which seems a little non-PC. But I did learn the etymology of centaurs, which is a neat thing to know, and how to park a camel (you tie one leg so its bent in midair, so the camel can’t move).
Now I really want to design a world where all the beasts of burden are taurs but no time! Tomorrow is vampires.
Promise I’ll try to do a more manly monster boy tomorrow, I’ve just been on an unlucky femme kick ever since I started this challenge.
30 Day Monster Boy Challenge number 3 is a satyr- any satyr. Normally satyr aren’t really my thing so I did what I always do when I have art block; draw my old trappy OC, Jaeni, instead. Now he’s a satyr thing with fluffy feet and a great excuse to be drunk all the time. He’s less Priapus and more Aphrodite, but he’s probably about as interested in discussing his academic future and thinking long-term as the former.
Might colour this to make it fit with the other two, composition-wise, but you know when people say that they don’t mean it.
Noise filter looks pretty bad on this one. OH WELL, WE LIVE AND LEARN. I recommend seeing this at the full resolution rather than tumblr’s squishing thing.
30 Day Monster Boy Challenge number 2 is ‘Fear in Fantasy’, which I took to interpret as turning a personal fear into a mythical figure. I have such a thing about bugs getting into my sleeves and collar (gross!), so I thought I’d immortalise that neurotic trait in a weird beetle-bug man-thing I have named Scuttlesleeves. There are insects crawling all up in that robe, and they are all awful. DON’T HUG HIM.
Hi guys! Been pretty quiet recently because I’ve been working on something big, but I think it’s time for another 30 day challenge! This time it’s a 30 Day Monster Boy Challenge, and the first one is ‘favourite monster’.
I was soooo terrified of ghosts as a kid and now that I’m a responsible adult it’s morphed into a morbid love. The Grudge has fucked me up, man, and it remains the only time a movie has legit scared me after the film ended- even today. So my first entry into the challenge is a ghost boy, who was buried alive and tried to claw his way free before suffocating. Merry Christmas, y’all!
Super late night sketch of my Guild Wars 2 necromancer. He’s a grumpy, mostly-silent, potentially inbred resident of Godlost Swamp who may or may not be a total moron. He’s called Helliam and he will one day be an avatar of Grenth. Bahahaha.
Ooh, finally- a painting! I did a portrait of my LARP character so this is kind of like a really stylised self-portrait (but prettier!) of me in a costume. She’s a priest/mage amalgam whose main purpose is to follow people around and check them for possessions. No healing, no fighting skills, nothing at all to actually make her _useful_ as part of my plan to spend each LARP weekend on my ass drinking. It’s a good tactic that has done me well so far. ;D
Awesome! I hit a milestone! I wanted to do something like a celebratory picture but it’s really late. All you hundred people thank you so much- tumblr is different from dA in that I am actively cluttering up your dashboard with my doodles so ignoring me is so much harder. I have so many warm fuzzies thinking that you must see my pictures weekly (lol sometimes) taking up a load of space on your homepage and don’t get super annoyed and get rid of me. Really- it’s so awesome.
Since I joined tumblr I’ve improved so much and gotten so far with art and art-by-products. I really can’t believe it but THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE for giving a care because even just being there is so supportive. *Tearfully holds trophy* Everyone is awesome.
Swear to God I’ll stop soon (lolno) but I really wanted to draw my idea of what Cecil was like as a college student. I see a very hot-blooded and idealistic young man who was determined to overthrow the corruption and tyranny of the sheriff and council with the power of FAIR AND RESEARCHED JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY. But then he was promptly ushered away to re-education and now enjoys his job as Night Vale’s community radio host, helping to remind the people of town who’s in charge.
That guy holding him up is probably Steve Carlsburg. I am thoroughly in the camp that believes they used to date.
"And lastly, the council would like to remind all Night Vale citizens that there have been zero cases of young, rebellious journalists fresh out of college being lobotomized, brainwashed and turned into willing puppets of the tyrannical shadow government. Good night, Night Vale. Good night."
I HAVE TO STOP DOING THIS BUT I WANTED TO MAKE A GLITCHY THING. I really like the fanon (it’s fanon, right? I’m at episode 24) thing of Cecil having a third eye but for some reason I just don’t use it in my own headcanon design. I like him as a conditioned puppet journalist who used to try and oppose the council and world government but lost the fight :P.