"Frightful" is a good monster-y word, but really this little guy looks more friendly than frightful, kind of like a big pickle that just wants a hug.
Today's letter is E for ENORMOUS! I mean, like SO BIG it can't even fit on the page! LOOOOOOK AT IT! I bet it has sharp, pointy teeth too.
Today's beastie is a dreadful dragon for the letter D! Back to Illustrator and the bristle brush again for this one; the more I use it, the more I like it.
Today's letter: C is for creature! I went back to ArtRage for this one, but I kind of missed working in Illustrator. Haven't yet decided what I'll do for tomorrow's dreadful letter D.
Today's letter: B is for beast! I did this one in Illustrator again (CS5). I used the bristle brush a lot on this one to do the shading and the furry stripes. In some ways, it's a lot like work in a regular non-vector painting program like ArtRage, so I felt right at home using it. I'm having fun learning some new techniques and I'm loving how these little guys are turning out. I wonder what tomorrow's Creepy Creature will look like!
I've decided to challenge myself to illustrate one letter of the alphabet a day, every day. Every letter will have the same theme, and if all goes well, when I get to the end of the alphabet, I'll begin again with a new theme. The theme for the first alphabet is MONSTERS!!!
I decided to take the opportunity to play with Illustrator since I don't usually do vector art. I don't plan on forcing myself to stick with any particular technique for the whole alphabet, but I did have a lot of fun making this little guy, so who knows what tomorrow's beastly B might look like!
I'm working on some companion pieces to go with my monstrously fun science piece. Still a way to go on these, but I'm happy with my progress and how cute my little monsters are :-)