Well, I am one week into my Monster Art Challenge. So far so good! I’ve actually been trying to mix in some original work as well as art from tutorials and references. I’m fairly happy with how it’s going this week.
Monster Art Challenge Day 1: Harpy
This lovely bird woman was the first on my challenge list, and I based her on an original character from my own head named Fea. I didn’t have any specific references for it, and I didn’t follow any tutorials.
This drawing is done with mechanical pencil. I took a Sharpie pen over it, on plain copy paper. Nothing fancy!
Monster Art Challenge Day 2: Centaur
Another pencil and sharpie on copy paper, this little chibi centaur was fun to draw. I had a tutorial for this one from My How to Draw on YouTube
I could have done a bit better on the giant dome head, but otherwise, I was pretty happy with this. Of course, I’m going to be my own worst critic! I did improvise a bit of it. The tutorial features a male. So I added the bikini top and the long hair.
Monster Art Challenge Day 3: Medusa
OMG, I love this little chibi medusa so much! Drawn from a tutorial on Dragoart.com, I just adore how this came out. She’s so sassy!
This is pencil and sharpie on drawing paper. I filled it in with Crayola colored pencils, and did a bit of shading work to make her pop a bit more.
Monster Art Challenge Day 4: Sphinx
This is definitely one of my favorites from the past week. I didn’t have any tutorials for this one. I just pulled it out of my head, though the face and hair were inspired by my niece.
Pencil and sharpie on drawing paper then filled in and shaded with Crayola twistable crayons.
Monster Art Challenge Day 5: Mermaid
Wow. Yeah, I know, right? I can only take a little bit of credit for this because it came from a master tutorial maker: Mark Crilley. His work is phenomenal, and I have three of his books! For this one, I followed along with his mermaid tutorial on YouTube.
This is probably one of the best I have ever drawn. I think my technique is starting to get better!
Monster Art Challenge Day 6: Spider
I really struggled with this one. My mind was a complete blank, and finding a good tutorial on a half woman/half spider creature is exceedingly difficult. If you type spider woman tutorial into Google, almost all of the results that come back pertain to Marvel’s Spidergirl.
Then I saw a picture of Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach and a lightbulb lit right up in my head! Finding a tutorial on drawing this lovely arachnid is difficult as well. If you look for Miss Spider, you get the one from Nickelodeon’s Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. But, I did eventually find a reference picture from Mashi on Deviant Art that I have attempted to reproduce with my own hand. I am fairly happy with the results.
Monster Art Challenge Day 7: Vampire
I’m not sure what it is about this picture, but I’m not quite happy with it. There’s something about it that I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s her hair. Regardless, I drew this one on plain copy paper with pencil and sharpie. This is another drawn without a tutorial.
Monster Art Challenge Day 8: Werewolf
This one came out pretty cute! The tutorial for this werewolf is on Dragoart.com. I’m finding that it can be a bit tougher to find female versions when looking for tutorials on monsters. I’m not sure if that’s because most people think of males when they picture various monsters. Kind of how it’s almost impossible to find good artwork of male fairies or pixies.
Oh well. This is plain copy paper again, drawn in pencil and sharpie.
Next week, I have a demon, succubus, reptile girl, fairy, insect girl, dullahan, and dragon to draw. Stay tuned for more progress or join in by downloading my 30-Day Monster Girl Challenge and giving it a try.
Also, let me know which one was your favorite in the comments!