Saturday, 31 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #24 - The Thing Inspired Art

Designing another Thing inspired head drawing based off of John Carpenters film The Thing. This is inspired from the two heads that look like they are being ripped and forced apart, it's the frozen thing creature Kurt Russel and the team find in the Antarctic.

I wanted to make this lightly different and more me than a realistic version of whats gone before. that's why I added one human head at the bottom and something else at the top which helps separate the two heads in my opinion even though they are joined together.

Still need to work on more of the inks for this drawing and colour it with some funky colours.

the thing creature sketch
The Thing close up two heads being forced together and then ripped apart at the same time, needs more work

Friday, 30 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #23 - Vampire Sketch The Strain

Currently drawing more The Strain artwork in particular the vampires from that TV show of the same name. I want to create a few good art illustrations prints of these and this one I'm working on I wanted to just do the head like it's just been chopped off and all the vampire virus worms are splattered around the head of the Vampire. I'm not sure if I'm going to colour this as yet, but this is the pencil sketch and inked drawing I have done so far.

On a slightly funny note, it looks like the Vampires tongue is waving on it's missing nose like a little kid saying "Na Na Na Na Na!" lol. Think I'll keep that in the design though, now onto inking the drawing and I'm thinking about some heavy black in the background to help all the worms and thinned out white blood stand out.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #22 - The Fly Horror Print Sketch

Drawing realistically portrait style isn't really my style. I may not have the patience to learn, so in keeping with that thought, I took a look at a movie still from that movie and it shows Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in a horribly disfigured and quite excellent prosthetic suit, but here in the initial pencil sketch I wanted to capture the essence of that movie moment.

I'll be adding a Teleportation pod in the background and maybe the fully transformed fly creature somewhere on the A3 sheet of card I am drawing on.

As the illustration progresses with inks and colour then the drawing might look more like a hideous looking freak. It's kind of a relief not being able to draw realistically, because that exists on film and it was nice to flex my drawing muscles by using my own art style and trying to create something that honours this classic horror movie of my childhood.

Horror Skull Serpent Laptop Sleeves Available

I'm still creating products for Zazzle with my unique artwork. Here we have a horror skull serpent that I drew in a black and white art style. The Skull as a Serpent works quite well as a design for a laptop computer sleeve. I wonder what this would look like in color?

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #21 - Sugar Skull Design

I drew this for a Fiverr client from this gig here I'll Draw A Horror Skull For $5 And it turned out pretty well, the client was happy with the skull design anyhow and I was pleased since this is the second one I've drawn in the Sugar Skull theme. I'll more than likely do a color version of this or draw another one.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #20 - Undead Zombie Head Art

This Zombie head I inked back in 2014 and forgot about it for awhile and I just started to add some basic grey and red colours to the undead head. Needs some work, but it's getting there.

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Zombie head inked with ink pens and coloured with letraset promarkers.

Drawing A Cerberus Creature From Greek Myth

I've tried several attempts at drawing Cerberus. Once on camera when I don't feel I was ready to explore the drawing of it. (although I got the heads right) The drawing below was done last year 2014 and it is the best representation of Cerberus I have ever done. I like the whole dynamics of the illustration really and so I thought what about breaking down the steps and showing how you could draw this yourself.

cerberus illustration

Cerberus creature art
A slight close up of the 3 Hound heads on Cerberus

Of course I'll be doing a slightly different drawing from that drawing above, but it still will be a good Demonic three headed hound that guards the underworld of Hades from the classic Greek legend.

Lets start by planning the full drawing from scratch. Often I like to gesture draw the whole thing in sketch form first to get an idea of the heads, proportions and anatomy etc. Gesture drawing is were you sketch loosely by not starting to draw perfect lines to begin with, but it really helps to give your drawing some energy and finding a nice pose for all of your creature or character designs.

gesture drawing cerberus
The gesture sketching and drawing stage really helps just serve the guide lines for later on in the drawing process and it helps you explore the creature from the very beginning of the concept stage.
Now we have a very basic framework to sketch on we can start to explore more of the creatures look by filling out the figure and the heads and whatever you choose along the way.

how to draw cerberus
Now you can see the 3 heads starting to take some shape and it is about trying to draw each head not identical to each other, but with some similar features to unify the creature design. Still needs some work

Always as we go on with a drawing we have that little doubt in the back of our minds "will this work?" and I always like to say "Lets see what happens!" Right now the legs are looking a bit off, but I can get away with it somewhat as I want the focus on the heads and maybe the tail.

concept drawing cerberus
Defining and refining previous pencil lines is like sculpting really, once you learn to adapt your way of thinking about sketching and draft sketching, you can pretty much learn to improve on pencil line drawings in time.

pencil drawing cerberus
Adding in some rough pencil shading and thicker lines help ground your creature design and prepare it for inking at a later stage. I like the look of all the Hound heads, even the central design as each has their own personality.

As with all of my blog posts on drawing creatures I'll update with new material to try and make these comprehensive and highly useful for any aspiring Artist like me. Maybe I'll draw some more hellhound heads to show for inspiration - Look for new updates and I'll date and mark any updates, so you know I've added any useful updates.

Edit: 19/05/2021 Here is another re-draw sketch of the three headed creature I did very recently - Cerberus Creature  Re-draw 

Creature Drawing on Wood

I always seem to get bored easily and finding new stuff to draw on can help relieve the mundane efforts occurring on my drawing board. So I decided to draw something on the wood panel in my shed. Of course it's a creature drawing of some sort with a giant eyeball at the centre of the art.

I did a video (Drawing a monster on wood) of the first lot of drawing, but I do want to update with more as I go along as per usual with my blog posts.

Of course in the photo below you can't see the full thing, but with subsequent updates I hope to add more to the drawing and show you different sections of the whole piece.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Just Thought This Photo Would Amuse

Last year I was experimenting with trying to place my tripod and camera in better positions to make better drawing videos and after a nice cup of coffee one morning I had a brain wave of an idea which in my head sounded and would've looked awesome and been amazing for my video production and...well I tried it and I wasn't happy with it at and my pathetic ideas!

The idea as you can see from the photo below was to prop a tripod and camera down the back of my hoodie top and it would show a nice over head view of my drawing board as I I'm a right joker, this was the shittest idea I have ever had (Please excuse my Mrs' Supernatural photos in the background...sometimes they stare at me!)...good day to you all!

Daily Sketch Journal #19 - Divider Head Dead Space Art

A Divider Head from the classic Dead Space game series that I don't really play to much. Wanted to have a go at the idea for the head and work my way up to draw a body of the alien infected parasite creature.
dead space divider head art
The pencil shading was fun, because I don't do much pencil shading on drawings. I enjoyed drawing this dead space creature.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Daily Sketch Journal #18 - Friday The 13th Hockey Mask Art

A Friday the 13th Hockey mask drawing. I was trying to capture the essence of the movie series and I think I'll get there. I will color it soon. Just see how it goes!

I like the texture I achieved with a black brush pen around the hockey mask. I guess it was supposed to resemble coagulated blood and maybe splashed blood or something.

friday the 13th hockey mask art
The hockey mask looks quite menacing because there is no emotion to show on this inked illustration