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Just in Time for Halloween, Another Monstrous Post & a Contest . . .

Friday, October 30th, 2009

A bit more stuff about the monster project seems appropriate given the upcoming holiday.  When I started, I thought I may have trouble coming up with 142 different monsters, but I still have some that I didn’t have room for or thought of later.  Looking over them now, I see some mistakes that I’d like to correct.  For some I failed to establish a setting or to complete the scene.  For instance, this one is a complete failure:

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Nothing monstrous about him—he’s a weird-looking frog.  With some context he could appear to be about the size of a dog, or a horse, or even a t-rex and then you’ve got a monster.  This technique worked well for others.

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I guess I left out the background stuff because I thought the frog would turn out more unusual looking.  I found that it wasn’t always necessary to address scale or setting if the thing looked weird enough.

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He just turned out kind of too cute to be a monster.  This unintentional cute-tening happened with another one of the monsters.

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I had drawn this big, lumpy, scary-looking dog.  But, once I painted it, he appeared to be waaaay less scary—practically a sweetheart.  I realized that he looked a lot like Marc Anthony, the dog from my favorite Chuck Jones short, Feed the Kitty.

So I added the kitten and now he’s not much of a monster, but I’m really happy with it.

The Contest:

First person to send me the correct answer in either the comments to this post or emailed to jc@justincampoli.com will get a free print. Who was the actor who played this monster, in what TV show, and what is the connection between this episode and Alan Moore’s Watchmen?

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Check out the portfolio for a hint.

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142 Monsters Part 4 – The End

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

A lot of people have been asking about this—I completed the painting a while ago, but then it took some time to get it scanned.  So, without further ado, here’s the completed painting:

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If you click over to my portfolio, you’ll be able to see each individual frame.  This was a lot of fun, and I hope everyone likes how it turned out.  Thanks for all the support and all of your print orders!  I still have a few of each left, just click on “buy” above to purchase one.

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