If you enjoyed the weekly Animal Alphabet drawings that myself and a number of other cartoonists just recently completed… well, we’re at it again.
This week starts AlphaBeasts where we’ll be drawing fictional monsters and creatures. I think there’s going to be a nice turnout of artists contributing to this one so check them out as they’re posted here. If you’re interested in contributing (and I highly recommend it, it’s a great drawing exercise) there are some simple rules posted here.
With Animal Alphabet I did each piece with a pentel pocket brush pen, a micron for fine details and a brush for some ink washes. I got really tired of doing those washes towards the end even though I think I got better at them as I went. This time I’m going to add some color while still trying to keep it as simple and efficient as possible. I always tried to not spend more than an hour on each drawing last time but for my first entry here I spent a bit more than that but partly because I spread the work out over the past two weeks and partly because I wasn’t happy with my first drawing and wound up redoing it. I’m still using my trusty pentel brush pen and my Micron 01 tip drawing pen but I’ll be doing a bit more Photoshop work on these to give them a different feel than the last project.
Anyway, I haven’t planned too far ahead in the alphabet but I hope by the time I get to Y I’m not regretting having used up the “Yeti” option on this first letter. I always preferred calling it the “Abominable Snowman” anyway.