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Monster Jams!

Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:25 am

Good things come from sketch nights. My friend 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. It's amazingly fun, and the creatures look a lot more cohesive than I thought they would.

This dragon 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.
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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.
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Whattya think?

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Post by Ben Montgomery » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:23 am

I like the chunks missing from the Aqua Yeti. I bet he'd look great with some color.
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Post by KidVideo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:09 pm

Yeah, i would love to see those colored!

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Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:52 pm

Yeah, Dusty (NoodlePhish here on the forum) came up with the "battle damage." I think it added a lot to the picture.

One or both us might color these eventually. I'd love to take a crack at them.

Thanks for the comments!

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Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:56 pm

Here are some more monster jams we had a blast doing at one of our last sketch nights. The variety is pretty crazy.
I won't list who worked on each one, as that would take forever, but Amber Stone, Randy Rustin, Brad Shipp, Dusty Roberts, Matt Meyers, and I all contributed something to at least some of these...
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You all should try doing one of these with some artist buddies some time!

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Post by wendy w » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:53 am

These are funky.
Specially the AquaYeti. That rocks.
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Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:24 pm

Thanks, Wendy.

The other night Matt Meyers and I did some monster jams (just like Dusty and I did before). He started the first one, and I roughed out the second one. We took turns with the different parts, and then inked the one the other guy started. We both like how Ordo turned out quite a bit, to the extent that you may see him a story someday. When Matt added the mushrooms on his back, it just pushed that guy over the edge.
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This other guy was just a fun freaky experiment. I like his aquarium bicep, even though it makes no sense. And his mechanical diaper...
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Hope you enjoy!
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Post by Seth Wolfshorndl » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:15 am

Hey, if you want to see even more of these, we just did a fresh batch and posted them over on the JOPLIN SKETCH NIGHT blog.

Thanks for looking!
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