Sunday, June 28, 2009

Space Monkey vs Angry Octopus

I'm creating illustrations for my new website that should be going live this week. A menagerie of critters will take turns appearing in the header, depending on which image is randomly plucked from the database.

I often work on assignment. When I do have time to draw for myself, I sometimes feel overwhelmed. What do I draw when I'm free to draw anything?!

I knew I wanted fun, quirky creatures. I found inspiration by watching Animal Planet and looking through my handy book: Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Insects, etc. Mostly I chose animals I haven't drawn recently or creatures I loved as a kid. Here are two of the critters I've done so far - stay tuned...

3 comments:

Gina Perry said...

Cool Robert! I love that you gave the monkey boots a 'thumb' - I'm sure you know the technical term for a monkey's thumb, my mind is shot - but love that detail. It's very 'you'. :)

Chuck said...

Cool stuff! I love the glass of the helmet- one of my favorite things to color!

John B. Watson said...

Along with your dino book illustations, these are some of the best illustrations you've ever done in my opinion. A nice blend of cartoony realism. The animators at Disney/Pixar would be envious of these character designs. Fantastic work!