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Aug
29
2014

A Grid of Monsters

Here’s a grid of monsters I drew as a pinup for Jess Smart Smiley’s Kickstarter book, Spooky Silly Comics:

Spooky Scary color

I really love bestiaries and things of that ilk so (after a bit of machinating about other possibilities) I decided that’s the route I’d go here. For projects like this, I like to introduce some randomness–just to spur creativity a bit. What I did in this case was use this online monster name generator to generate 100 monster names. I then rolled two ten-sided die for each slot on the page to determine what monster to draw.

The image was drawn traditionally on Bristol board with dip pens and then colored in Digital Manga Studio. The original will be on display (and for sale) closer to Halloween at a local Halloween-themed exhibition. I’ll post details once I’ve got them.

2 comments

  1. Randall says:

    I love bestiaries too. Both old ones and new ones and ones I create myself! Nice ones there you created. Hope to see them one day in some of your stories long or short.

  2. Ben says:

    Thanks, Randall! I did an earlier similar bestiary project called “Almost 100 Demons” that you can see here:

    https://plus.google.com/+BenTowle/posts/cVJ62K4nNG5

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