Cave Monster

As I still don’t know what’s happening with my home so I’ve posted the last of my stuff, including the printer scanner, to Scotland and I have a backpack’s worth of stuff to keep me going in London until move day. Whenever that is. Urgh. That’s gonna make earning hard. In the meantime, potato cam will be put to use for my non-story doodles.

I drew Yuffie,  the Little Fears resident necromancer this morning. Then Lucy. Then the cave monster. Then just sorta kept doodling. A couple of Spiders, Sprites, Spectre, Copper and my recent two dinosaurs. I’m not sure the Fears should go near the cave.

There are two reasons for this image expanding out like this. First, I want to see how my Fears can work as one-off ink drawings. What can I do with a full sheet of paper that isn’t just a singular character? I drew across the ways on an A5 pad so this is still only around six inches across at most.

Second, I usually only draw with sepia, black and Indian red. I grabbed a cobalt turquoise for Yuffie this morning and chromium green because I like green. I’m not sure how well the expanded colour range works. I think I should have gone for darker shades. I’d say the five colours in this image work together, but it borders ADHD considering the minimal visual themes I usually put across. A smattering of green or blue may work in the future, but Yuffies garb is pushing it a bit.

Bonus sketches while I do a wee catch up on #AnimalAlphabets current dinosaur run.

Products used links.

Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Sepia
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Black
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Indian Red
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Cobalt Turquoise
Faber-Castell PITT artist pens – Chromium Green
Daler Rowney Eco Fine Grain A5

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40 thoughts on “Cave Monster”

    1. Ack yes, it’s been a horror show. I’ve been stuck between living places for over a year and a half now.

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  1. Nice. Best wishes with the move. I’m still waiting for that angry pencil t-shirt. Perhaps you can do a whole series of Little Fears with writing implements, or tools that authors use. They can all have attitudes, or murderous intents, and speak to the stresses of writers and artists.

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  2. Perhaps it’s because I’m new to your drawings and so, yet to be accustomed to your usual colours, but I love this piece! Yuffie’s coat just pops and it think it works really well with the whole scene.
    Looking forward to more

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  3. (You are moving to scotland? I envy you ..and I also envy you for living/having lived in London. x)

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    1. Cheers. Eventually moving to Scotland! Been in the process for a year and a half due to greedy people, bad solicitors and incompetent land registry. I’ll get there eventually!

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    1. Thanks, DQ. I don’t know if I ever told you, but the original reason I found your blog was I used to be a leader of DanceQueens in Second Life. More a handy stagehand, witty MC and venue owner than I was a dancer. But your name, Dance Queen caught my attention.

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      1. Love your reason for my name catching your attention. I was nicknamed DQ by a dj friend who noticed that I would dance all night…and name just stuck, so I used it as a DJ alias

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    1. Hey hey, Brittany! Afraid it’s the website. During the great WordPress 5.0 / Gutenberg update I lost ALL 900+ posts & stories. I rebuilt the website as best I could, but there are a few things missing I never got back.

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  4. If I may, photography is all about manipulating light. Colour may or not be helpful. Your creativity is all about (to me) manipulating the mind, conscious and unconscious. Colour may be more of a distraction?

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    1. Thank you, Brian. I think this post is about a year and a half old, haha. I still use potato-cam, but I’m better at using it now. 🙂

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