Thursday, April 24, 2014
Creatures de Jour
So my inking brush crapped out and I had to buy a new one. The piece at the head of this post is drawn with the new brush, and it's been a life saver. I hadn't realized how miserable I was fighting with the old one to get a good line. The art store was out of the brush I wanted, so I settled for a Loew and Cornell brush. I'm having the damnedest time finding Winsor and Newton brushes right now. Grrrr....
Anyway, I'm finding a groove with these drawings. Brush and ink on Bristol board, as usual. The drawing in the pole position is described as a giant spiky insect. It has other effects in the game, but those don't really influence the depiction.
This is a variant of a bombadier beetle, whose poison actually ignites on contact with the air. A dangerous beastie.
This is a horse that's bred to be more like a pachyderm, with feet that are more like those of a rhino than a horse.
And another flying dino, one that is described as "storklike."
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