Once again I’m interrupting the daily Inktober drawings — not to share any big announcements, but to give others the opportunity to have fun making a few monsters.
I was browsing around a bit and came up with How to Draw Cool Stuff — Holidays, Seasons, and Events by Catherine Holmes. It includes these wicked ideas — just perfect for making a variety of monsters.
I think most of my monsters will be slightly more playful — and friendly — but I did have fun this morning playing with this idea and then thinking up even more variations I could use.
I love the “tube eyeballs” and the “furry” head, so those elements may be showing up in future doodle monsters. I will continue to add to this repertoire as I see different monstrous elements I can use.
Playing around like this really is making Inktober a lot more fun.
The book, by the way, also includes sections on:
- Drip Lettering
- Ghost Cats
- Halloween Creatures
- Halloween Silhouettes
If you have young artists in your home, this would be a great book to have around.
I think it would also be an excellent reference for teachers looking for art ideas for different seasons.
And now, I’m going to go play a bit with my Pitt pens. I hear the monsters calling me.