Sketches for Legendary Creatures

This week, I thumb nailed out the book. So I know which monsters are paired next to each other. I don't want to reveal the chosen creatures because I'm still debating on a few monsters. I got a bunch of great recommendations of of legendary creatures to research, which is always fun to read about and see old illustrations of.

After compiling a list, I write down a few ideas that I want to influence each creature. 

ImageHere's 2 pages for the Cockatrice. It's a hybrid of a chicken, dragon, and ostrich. I explored different facial ideas, wings, and legs. After sketching I'll create more of a complete drawing.

ImageI haven't started the Cockatrice drawing. So I have the Taraque, which is influenced by lizards, turtles, and ankylosaurus. It's tail is going to be more like an ankylosaurus with a club to bash in skulls. The drawing was done on animation paper used for pencil tests. It's thicker then tracing paper and holds up to much more abuse, but can still have a few layers of paper before its hard to see the original underdrawing.

The next step will be to finish more of the designs, I have about half to do and then need to do finalized drawing designs for the others. Then onto inking! but that's not for a while.



Monster Monday- May 20, 2013

Monster Monday- May 20, 2013

Forrest Mammoth

A large slow moving creature that wanders in earths forrest protecting it. There are very few mammoths left because they are born from ancient life force. There are mammoths for different landscapes like swamps and mountains. But with out a keen eye, it can be hard to view them.

(Sorry for the late post, I had a busy few days having to head back to school for an award ceremony and gallery opening.)

Sketch Book Drawings

With the new year, comes more drawing. I have one semester left of my thesis and a large amount of paintings to accomplish. Here are some recent drawings from my sketch book.

created by Paige M. Connelly

A drawing I did for 'Goblin Week' started by Evan Dahm (Vattu, Rice Boy, Order of Tales)

by Paige M. Connelly

A drawing of a Troll. I decided that ink lines help make the drawing stand out then just pencil. I like this dude's outfit as well. I have plans for using this design in a future illustration. 

by Paige M. Connelly

A recent drawing, I tried to play with some more textures. I like the carrots, Trolls like carrots... and sticks 

by Paige M. Connelly

A new creature I designed. Its a Froglin, an aquatic goblin. They are rather large about a foot and a half tall. They prefer the water and tend to steal bait off the end of fishing lines. I've been having a fun time drawing these guys.