#Inktober 10 2018
So I did Inktober in 2016, but I never posted them here. Well here are all 31 entries!
From October 1st-15th I drew some random monster heads, and for October 17th-31st I decided to flesh out full body designs for each of those monster heads. Below each head is attached to its corresponding fleshed out design. Click each one for a larger view!
And originally October 16th was the day where I drew a simple pic to explain what I just explained above. Now it’s kind of a redundant dangler, but I’m including it for the sake of pumpkin-headed completionism:
Well… Mer May didn’t go so well, but let’s see if I can crank out a couple for Inktober eh? No promises though!
#Inktober 01 2018
I was just trying to figure out costume details at first but then I ended up liking the drawing… however, I ran out of space for the feet, so I had to lightbox it and redraw her…
Coming soon from Spy Monkey Creations, a new Battletribes subline: Battle Tribes Wrestling (BTW)!!! I did a bit of design assist on the heads, and I came up with the design for the championship belt as well! It’s always a blast working with my good friends at Spy Monkey, and these wonderful weirdos turned out GREAT. Photos snagged from the official Battletribes Instagram account, hit them up for all the details on this 9/28 release!
Also, as has become tradition, I made an illustration to promote the new molds, brother brother!
I’m just a dabbler when it comes to sculpting, but it’s a lot of fun.
The reddish one is a random space golem guy I made out of Sculpey… he has a Glyos piece in his neck but I still need to build a body for him. This sculpt is from 2010ish.
The alien froggy dude is another older Sculpey piece (from 2007ish). The body is a Stikfas figure but I made the limbs too large though–the joints can’t really support the weight!
Last one is a Moai-esque head sculpt from a few weeks ago. I was hanging out with my delinquent toy pals and we got blind boxes that had the toys submerged in a Play-Doh-like clay. I sculpted this while we were nerding out in the food court. I’ve left it out to dry since then and it’s pretty solid now!
This particular Star Trek TOS warm-up got a little out of hand… here is Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, modeling Starfleet uniform variations (covering both canon and my own head-canon)…
– Row 1-1: Standard TOS woman’s uniform.
– Row 1-5: Dr. Dehner wore a uniform along these lines in “Where No Man Has Gone Before”.
– Row 2-2: Standard Kelvin timeline woman’s uniform.
– Row 2-5: Standard TOS men’s uniform.
– Row 2-6: Something resembling Dr. McCoy’s short-sleeved variant from TOS.
Using those 5 uniforms as tentpoles, I filled in several more variations to complete the line-up. I imagine there are many other variations accommodating alien anatomy and customs (see previous), but these would cover most basic humanoids.
Another Star Trek TOS warm up–one of those maroon pig-ape aliens from “The Cage” as a Starfleet science officer. Don’t tell him he looks like ALF, he hates hearing that!
I’m in a Star Trek TOS mood, so here’s a glamorous Salt Vampire who joined Starfleet and became a captain! A strategic genius specializing in stealth operations, highly decorated, but has a bad habit of licking the salt off of everyone’s margaritas at parties.
So I thought the Star Trek tattoo from a few months ago was the first time my art had been turned into a tattoo, but I forgot that a few years ago Kara, commissioned a Deadpool from me for her husband Jake, and he liked it so much he had it inked:
So that’s two tattoos from my art so far, but the next one is definitely the first time I was commissioned specifically to design a tattoo! My good friend Scott wanted to pay tribute to his own personal Battle Cat, the late great Apollo, and I was more than happy to help…
It’s humbling to see folks want to put my doodles into permanent display on their bodies, and amazing to see how the tattoo artists translate my work! I’m talking to a few more friends about this kinda stuff, so who knows, maybe this will become a regular thing for me?
So May has shaped up to be a leeeedle bit busier than expected. But at least here’s a second mermaid, and maybe I can fit in a few more before the month is over.
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In the latest WTF@TFW (episode 509), @SethBuzzard and @Vangelus discuss a hypothetical all-minibot combiner, and the conversation struck me at the perfect intersection of insomnia and inspiration. I call him MINIBOSS!
– Bumblebee is the leader and transforms into a gun
– Beachcomber transforms into a shield
– Powerglide is part of the torso/back and provides the wingpack
– Warpath is a belly/navel cannon NOT a crotch cannon! lol
– This is “most” of the G1 minibots, but I left out Wheelie (he just felt like the wrong character grouping since he’s a movie character), Bumper (he wasn’t canonized in fiction until long after G1 was over), red Bumblebee/yellow Cliffjumper, and the South American variants of the minibots.