Note To Self: Sometimes all it takes to improve a lousy night is an hour or so sketching. Both from ref, all sketchbook pro.It's really easy for me to get wrapped up in projects, and going for a specific look to the exclusion of all else. This was a good reminder that I should be having fun, too.
Monster Women Magazine EXTRA proudly presents: Duchess Ursula Dire!
Anybody remember an 80's cartoon called The Spin Zone? This one happened really quickly...by my standards, at least. All sketchbook pro & ArtRage.
EDIT: apparently I jpg-ed my next-to-last version, so the background isn't fully integrated in this image. Too tired. Fix later.
Monster Women magazine proudly presents: Miss Argentina!
So this is the painting that actually started this madness in earnest. Started it...2 years ago? Man, I have GOT to work on my follow-through. Overworked this to hell and back, so I'm calling it done.
And that's one more layout done. Test of the ME cover is being manufactured right now, have to see how the colors print before I can move ahead. If it goes well, will have a bona fide project completed in the next couple of weeks...and can start to pick up speed on an etsy storefront. Perhaps. I've also designed some fine endpapers for the inside covers. PROGRESS!
So THIS is what I've been working on. Monster Women Magazine, the great forgotten (or non-existant) pinup mag of the last century. I love me some monsters. Likewise pinup and retro magazine covers. Also to be a sketchbook adornment. It all started coming together once I concocted a fake Sleepy Oni Publishing logo, curiously enough.
Done-ish. Changed the title to Planet tales since the previous title, while out of copyright, is attached to a new reprint project with a new tagline. Soon as I finish a couple other rough images, will be sending 'em off to be fabric-printed and attached to some sketchbooks. Trying a new production method this time. We'll see how it goes.