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    peter_john's sketchbook, cute creepy fun

    Here be my sketchbook. It's hard for me to discern a single cohesive style for all of my work since I've trained myself to be an artistic mongrel of graphic design and illustration, but friends of mine say they can recognize all of my work as uniquely mine. This first bit should give you a sampling of what I mean.

    Here's a recent self portrait I did. I just set up a mirror on an easel by my computer. This is a good idea.
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    The next self portrait,
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    The two newest monsters from my (nearly) Daily Demon project on my blog. First is Old Deep Joad. I'm still trying to figure out how to color him.
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    And before him came Shroomacroom, his much cartoonier neighbor.
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    These are all reposted from my blog, http://butimawizard.blogspot.com, so apologies for not giving you all the exclusive scoop. But in this case posting images here works better than just links since the forum gets archived and all.

    One thing that I've begun to enjoy when making characters and creatures is treading the line between the cute and the creepy. Soon I'll post some page samples of my book, Imaginary Monsters: Evolver/Constructor, where some cute and chubby monsters and robots end up growing up to be some real city smashers.

    Thanks and peace!
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    Welcome to CA. These are cool, the Sp's need a little more work, but I love the monsters. Keep up the good work.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"- Albert Einstein


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    More Daily Demons in black and white.
    First comes Butter Brain,
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    then Hermit Head (possibly the best name so far).
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    and there is Urshadash
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    and finally Homunculus 2 in color (I keep misspelling that on the actual images).
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    Daily Demons 1 through 19 were all inked in pen and brush, then colored mostly with fills. For the next few I'm going to do something more in depth with the coloring, but for now they are grayscale. I'll post updates as they progress.

    Thanks for stopping by.
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    Great work on these demons. Favorite has to be Urshadash now. Keepem comin.
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    Envisor, Jens, thanks for the comments. Those self portraits are rough. I was trying to keep them to an hour, an hour and a half on the second one, just as fast experiments in painter. If I know that I only have about an hour to work on it it kind of keeps me from getting stuck in noodley little details before the whole piece is together. But definitely, I'll make some more rendered ones as time goes along. Yesterday I noticed there's a Self Portrait sub forum here, so maybe those will migrate over there...

    Anyway, here are some more Daily Demons in no particular order, today's Carp Eel (I suppose there's not much distinctly demonic about an eel/carp hybrid, but it all fits together somehow :])
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    And some of the inked/colored ones I was doing before, more experiments in painter. Layer Cake, my birthday demon,
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    and Bone Biker, who also works as a cartoonish and baleful Ghost Rider!
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    I'm posting the past Daily Demons haphazardly, but you can see the whole potato here if you're antsy: http://butimawizard.blogspot.com/sea.../daily%20demon. Daily Demon's 1-19 verged on more of the cartooned, hard line, and sometimes cute side. 20 and on (for now) are pencil drawn and to be colored yet. I'm headed to New York City for the weekend to visit friends and run the Idiotarod, so no posts probably until next week. There's so much great stuff going on around here though, I bet you'll stay entertained. Peace!
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    Hi Peter John, Nice self-portrait, I like it and you look familiar... On my sketchbook I mention a schizofrenic guy who inspired me to make one of the pics.. Well you look very much like him...
    Anyway, I like some of your demons too but I'm not too keen on this mushroom fella and layer cake guy... It's just not my style so I can't say it's bad just seems very childish for a man with looks of a serial killer.

    Hehe, if you want some creepiness visit my sb:

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...36#post1188936
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    Here are some more Daily Demons for you all. First comes Urshadash in color. Creepy!
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    Then there's the Glue Maker who missed his deadline for COW a few days back. Worry not sticky one, you'll have a home yet among the Daily Demons.
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    And todays aberration, the Necronemone.
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    It's late, I'm talking to my drawings. Thanks for reading :].
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    Daily Demon sketch dump

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    Here's my final and some sketches from this weeks CHOW.
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    Your pencils are incredible, my favourites are the SeaCreep and the Wolf. : )
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    more redundant postery...some more Daily Demons, sketch-middle-final of this week's CHOW and some greyscale sketching I did a few weeks ago. Looks like I'm housecleaning...
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    i absolutely like your characters, lovely faces with personality!

    Keep it on!
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    Holy stromboli, it's a moleskine mush! Some of the more interesting pages,
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    tentacled horrors
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    some concepting from my soul collector chow. The final wasn't so dandy but the ideas were nice.
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    mentor/stalker
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    relearning the obvious
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    eye guy and profiles
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    wizzzzzerd / lizzzzzzerds
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    birthday party
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    sketch battle vs. Monk the cat (fssk!)
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    goat headeds, screen printing slop
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    this presbyterian church near where I live. learning.
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    hatching
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    faces backyard at a bar
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    1, 2, 3 of drawing while drinking on a porch with friends. Hot summer nights, beer goggles applied to art and a steady downhill trundle
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    faces near a coffee shop, imaginary and otherwise
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    Crap, if I just updated more often this kind of thing wouldn't happen. Happy perusing.
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