Saturday, January 30, 2010

Here is some new ink




Working on a mess of monster head drawings for a show in Arkansas and perhaps a book. I am thinking about making monster coloring books.

14 comments:

Gaiihin Gobulgœme said...

Nice.

SEAN ÄABERG said...

Pretty fuckin' sweet Chris! Keep it up!

mostyn said...

Thanks. I am having more fun now than in years. And my computer works. RAAAAAAWRRR!

ideas said...

That's a good idea. Those drawings would be good for comics. I suppose they would be larger though?

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Anonymous said...

These are great, been thinking about doing a colouring book myself but will probably never get 'round to it.
-Zeke.

Aeron said...

Looks like a really fun series, Chris! I'll do a Monster Brains post on em sometime. I like that ink wash background in the first one. Something that you might experiment with is starting with a light grey wash around the edges of the monster head so that the black outlines stand out stronger, you could also go over areas like the bottom of the head and still have the chin hairs stand out. Then work out from that towards darker washes?

Of course you could just run some full page ink washes through the scanner then digitally drop them into the background of the monster heads on the computer. But I guess that would be more ideal for prints rather than the originals that will be displayed in the gallery.

Keep em coming, I can't wait to see more of these! Look at macro photography of insects to get some abstracted head inspiration.

Mostyn said...

thanks for all the comments. I love macro bugs. heck I like macro everything. Due to time, this will strictly be lines. wash stuff may come sometime later. we'll see. I would love to find a kid at the university who would like to work for prints. Let him run silk screens of these in glorious color then sell the editions. I'm just happy to have fun again.

crippaXXXalmqvist said...

wow!, i'm veeery impressed by those ones! they are also quite inspiring for me right now when drawing a comic for renate#20!

mike lemos said...

Ha ha! Great stuff (as usual), lookin' forward to more...

Aeron said...

You should do a book like Charles Burns/Gary Panter's "Facetasm" with the 3 sectioned off pieces of the face from top to bottom that you can flip through to make unique weird looking faces!

blakewest said...
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blakewest said...

Sir, I think a coloring book would be a damn fine idea!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blakewest/4317507511/

mostyn said...

I am really game for any kind of monster book project. All I know is that since I switched to drawing with a brush, I am having more fun than ever. Seriously. I just had to relax. Seeing the inkwork of all those comics in the 70's really knocked me out as a kid and I just have fallen back into it. I'm glad everyone digs the new work. I will be posting lots more now that we have a computer that works and a good scanner.

ULAND said...

Fantastic, Chris!