Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Monster Jam!

Good things come from sketch nights. Dusty came over last week for one, and we came up with a really groovy new drawing challenge. Basically, one guy draws the basic form and layout of a creature, and then we pass it back and forth, taking turns drawing limbs, heads, and details. Then one guy inks it to sort of tie it all together. We call it a Monster Jam (or Monster Jelly, as Dusty prefers). It's amazingly fun, and the creatures look a lot more cohesive than I thought they would.

The dragon above was initially roughed-out by Dusty. I drew the head, an arm, and the tail; Dusty drew an arm, leg, and lots of body details. I had a blast inking it... I'm a big fan of drawing wrinkles and cracks, so I really savored this one. We both agree it's the best dragon either one of us have ever made.

The other creature we made is a little more original... the Aqua Yeti. I did the rough plan, the claw, and legs, while Dusty did the head, tentacle arm, and body. He inked it and really went nuts on the details, as usual.

We both agree it's the best aqua yeti either one of us have ever made.

We got together again last night and both did a Hellboy drawing. Here's mine...

If you've seen Hellboy II (terrific movie!), then you'll really understand this one!


Elton said...

Hadn't seen those yet they are great. The hellboy is dead on, even has the personality.

Seth Wolfshorndl said...

Thanks, man. Dusty and I want to try that monster jam with everyone at the next sketch night. Should be wild.